3:00pm Sunday, August 6
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it’s hard to overstate the impact Reservoir Dogs had on Hollywood upon its release. It didn’t just get people talking about Quentin Tarantino — who went from being a video-store clerk and an extra on The Golden Girls (no, really!) to one of the biggest and most brilliant directors on the planet — it reinvigorated talk about independent movies in general. People started looking outside the Hollywood system for talent and good ideas. A tightly-constrained movie about a robbery gone wrong in which almost all the action takes place off-screen, Reservoir Dogs shook up audiences with both graphic violence and the flippant, humorous regard it showed that violence, and it clearly shows the way forward for Tarantino’s career and the path of indie cinema to come.
1h 39m/Rated R/Crime Drama
Immediately after the film, USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of Reservoir Dogs and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.