Jackie Brown (1997) + 52 Pick-Up (1986) [double feature]
Sunday and Monday, September 8-9, 2013:
Tribute to Elmore Leonard
1997, USA, 154 minutes, 35mm, Park Circus/Miramax
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
Based on Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker
Sun & Mon: 7:30 pm
"Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere."
- Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Consider it a superb Elmore Leonard adaptation by a filmmaker who knows how to serve someone else's material while making it his own."
- Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The tale is filled with funny, gritty Tarantino lowlife gab and a respectable body count, but what is most striking is the film's gallantry and sweetness."
- David Ansen, Newsweek
PLUS, on the same program:
1986, USA, 110 minutes, 35mm, Park Circus/MGM (Cannon)
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Screenplay by Elmore Leonard and John Steppling
Based on Elmore Leonard's novel
Starring Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, John Glover, Vanity, Kelly Preston
Sun: 5:10 pm; Mon: 10:25 pm
"The story of '52 Pick-Up' is basically revenge melodrama. No thriller fan is going to be very astonished. What matters is the energy level and the density of detail in the performances. This is a well-crafted movie by a man who knows how to hook the audience with his story; it's Frankenheimer's best work in years. And if we can sometimes predict what the characters will do, there's the fascination of seeing them behave like unique and often very weird individuals. They aren't clones. I have gotten to the point where the one thing I know about most thrillers is that I will not be thrilled. '52 Pick-Up' blind-sided me."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036