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.
Following his epic Kill Bill saga, Tarantino joined forces with his Sin City collaborator Robert Rodriguez to unleash a loud, lurid and cheerfully out of control tribute to the sleazy, blood-soaked exploitation flicks that lurked at drive-ins and inner city theatres throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s. With Grindhouse, the gruesome twosome of Tarantino/Rodriguez aimed to recreate the long-lost 42nd Street double feature experience for modern multiplex audiences, lovingly crafting a “grindhouse-worthy” double-bill featuring
“Tarantino and Rodriguez want you to cover your eyes in disbelief and get the unholy giggles at the same time. You do, but in two very different ways, and that’s the movie’s strength.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe
two raucously raunchy full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous fake exploitation trailers from such directors as Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and Edgar Wright. First up is Rodriguez’s rollicking zombie flick homage, Planet Terror, detailing the brain-splattering struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the human survivors who refuse to go down without a gloriously gory fight. Adding an extra “kick” to the proceedings is Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan), a tough stripper who fends off the filthy flesh-munchers with her trusty machine gun, which also happens to double as her prosthetic leg! Also featuring Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis and Tom Savini,Planet Terror is a true trash-lover’s delight! Next up is Tarantino’s pedal-to-the-metal shocker Death Proof, a sexy and suspenseful slasher/car chase mash-up starring the great Kurt Russell as a psychotic stunt driver who prefers to take out his beautiful female victims at 200 mph. But it looks like this engine-revving maniac may have met his match in a group of surprisingly tough ladies (including Rosario Dawson and Zoe Bell, Uma Thurman’s stunt double in Kill Bill) who would have made Russ Meyer proud. Grab a brewskie and don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the original theatrical release version of Grindhouse on glorious 35mm!