This September, The Loft Cinema celebrates the wild world of Quentin Tarantino with special screenings of all eight of his groundbreaking feature films, as well as one of his “screenplay only” films.
Rewriting history as gloriously cheeky, action-packed satire has become a Tarantino specialty, and the antebellum South gets its over-the-top comeuppance in this audacious, Oscar-winning tribute to Blaxploitation flicks, Spaghetti Westerns and lavish Hollywood historical epics. Set in the American South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django
“Tarantino is a man unchained, creating his most articulate, intriguing, provoking, appalling, hilarious, exhilarating, scathing and downright entertaining film yet.” —Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
(a reference to the tight-lipped cowboy hero featured in the popular Italian Django series of the ‘60s and ‘70s), a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with wily gunslinger dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz, in his second Oscar-winning Tarantino role),who is hot on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The highly-unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, but the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Their über-violent revenge tour across Klan-infested Mississippi leads to the doors of the sinister plantation Candyland, where pompous Mandingo-fight entrepreneur Calvin (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his duplicitous slave butler (Samuel L. Jackson) hold Django’s long-lost wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), setting the stage for an explosive confrontation. Thrilling, audacious and highly controversial, Django Unchained is pure unbridled Tarantino.