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Jackie Brown

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Quentin Tarantino, US 1997, 154 min., 35mm)

The last time Jack Garner graced the Dryden Theatre in the course of a public program was in 2019 when we honored Robert Forster with a double feature of some of the actor’s most iconic roles. Jack considered Forster a friend for several decades and was honored to introduce these two films to the audience that day. He also wrote about Jackie Brown in his book From My Seat on the Aisle: “Jackie Brown is an effervescent crime tale in which the filmmaker’s trademark dialogue, camera work, and musical choices all blend marvelously with the author’s well-defined characters and goofball plotting. . . . Pam Grier and Rochester native Robert Forster make memorable acting comebacks, delivering delightful, contrasting performances that approach perfection. They hold our attention and sympathy throughout the film. . . . Forster’s decent, diligent, and devoted Max Cherry is [the film’s] soul. The least flashy of the film’s main characters, Max eventually emerges as its conscience. . . . If viewers are willing to watch Tarantino’s new film on its own terms, they’ll be richly rewarded.”

 

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