Jackie Brown


Dir. Quentin Tarantino (1997).
Quentin Tarantino’s paean to Pam Grier, the most bodacious action star in Hollywood history, reconfigures an Elmore Leonard thriller into a brilliantly cast homage to the blaxploitation flicks of the filmmaker’s childhood. Mellow by Tarantino standards, Jackie Brown retains the author’s trademark racial aggression: Samuel L. Jackson serves as spigot for a raging torrent of offensive dialogue.

Thu., Oct. 21, 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2010

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