QUENTIN TARANTINO | USA | 1992 | 100 MIN | R | 35 MM
This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.
When “Nice Guy” Eddie (Chris Penn) and mob boss Joe (Lawrence Tierny) enlisted a formative crew of professional thieves with Pantone-approved pseudonyms to pull off a diamond heist, they didn’t expect a bloodbath to ensue. After the heist goes awry, the surviving thieves reconvene at an abandoned warehouse where no one is who they seem. As tensions and body counts rise, de facto leader Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) leads the charge in finding the rat amongst the men. But that’s if he can keep the insane Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), injured Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), insufferable Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) from cracking. Brimming with homages to heist films and noirs of yore, Quentin Tarantino’s landmark debut exploded onto the independent film scene in 1992. His knack for abandoning linear storytelling and infusing pop-culture remarks into low-level gangsters’ lexicon was firmly established. From the prolonged opening diner scene discussing the merits of tipping to the reverse trunk shot to the classic Mexican stand off finale, Reservoir Dogsshowcased an exciting new type of auteur well-versed in art house and B movies. Plus you’ll never listen to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” the same way again.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
“The perfect debut movie. Full stop.” –Empire
Once Upon a Time in…Tarantino’s LA
Grab your Big Kahuna burger, Red Apple cigs, pop on some K-Billy Super Sounds of the 70s and return to the seedier side of Quentin Tarantino’s Los Angeles. With the anticipated release of the celebrated auteur’s outrageous 9th film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, there has never been a better time to revisit his now patented pop-culture drenched dialogue, unnerving set pieces (Mexican stand off and all), and inspired soundtracks taken from only the best record collector bins. With these three films Tarantino established a unique cinematic language that not only flexed his encyclopedic knowledge of film history and forgotten video rental store gems, but also introduced art house to the masses. College dorm walls were never the same since.