Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" tonight at Technopolis Athens
Athens Open Air Film Festival kicks of tonight at Technopolis Athens with a free screening of Tarantino's "Jackie Brown".
The 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival triumphantly begins its screenings for this year with a striking three-day cinema run in collaboration with Technopolis City of Athens, in Gazi. On Thursday, June 25th one of many viewers' favorite film will be screened "Jackie Brown" by Quentin Tarantino, on Friday, June 26th the Festival will screen the awarded with an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film "All About My Mother" considered by many Pedro Almodovar's masterpiece and on Saturday, June 27th we will celebrate the 45 years since the premiere of the most timeless cult phenomenon in the history of cinema by screening the legendary "Rocky Horror Picture Show". Music mixtapes inspired by each film will accompany the audience before the screenings
All the screenings are accessible and with free entrance.
Read the full program HERE.
Thursday, June 25th | 21h30
JACKIE BROWN (1997, 154’) by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Pam Grier, Robert Forster , Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro , Bridget Fonda , Michael Keaton
Production Year: 1997
With his third film, Tarantino took Elmore Leonard's crime novel and unexpectedly turned it into an adoring homage to the blaxploitation cinema of the 70s, upgrading the universe of those films to something more meaningful and complicated. As a 44 year-old stewardess, who is carrying money illegally on behalf of a ruthless weapon dealer, is trapped by FBI agents and is asked to betray her boss, Tarantino lowers in a rare occasion the directorial tones and dedicates himself, without his usual impressionable techniques, to translate a world of pulp stereotypes into something realistic and human.
Former priestess and ravishing beauty of the black screen of the seventies, entirely magnetic here at the leading role, and with Robert Forster (an also undermined actor of the time) as her benefactor partner, Pam Grier crosses the most obvious details of a plot in order to lead the audience to the real marrow of the film: to a story of self-awareness about two middle-aged people who are fighting with their personal refutes and failures, claiming their share and second chance to a decent life.
Less characteristic than his other films, full of seductive soul diamonds of the golden age of the 70s and with screenshots of golden performances, «Jackie Brown» remains Tarantino's most mature work and as far as many are concerned, maybe his best. Loukas Katsikas
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS regarding the arrival of the audience to the screenings
In order to secure the protection of public health and the smooth flow of our viewers at the screenings, we inform you that:
- The entrance to the screening location will be realized with ENTRY PASSES from Iakchou Street and in strict compliance with the necessary distance between the people who are interested in attending.
- The distribution of the entry passes for the screening of the films "Jackie Brown" (Thursday, June 25th) and "All About My Mother" (Friday, June 26th) will start at 19h30 until they are sold-out. In terms of the screening of the film "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Saturday, June 27th) the distribution of the entry passes will start at 21h00 because the film has been scheduled to begin at 22h45.
- Each person is entitled to ONLY ONE entry pass, therefore we cordially request you to arrive on time together with your companions in case you wish to sit near each other.