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Grind-Fu Screens Tarantino on July 27th!

Grind-Fu Cinema presents Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs & Inglourious Basterds on July 27th!




Grind-Fu Cinema presents
a Quentin Tarantino Double Feature!




Saturday, July 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
415 Malin Street, Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

If you were a movie geek growing up in the 90s, you developed a hardcore obsession with the films of Quentin Tarantino. He exploded onto the scene with his violent and controversial film Reservoir Dogs, and followed that up with over two decades of brilliant movies. He's funny, he's questionable, and he's without a doubt one of the most influential filmmakers in recent years. After Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, everyone wanted to make movies that combined violence with humor and rapid fire dialogue, but all they did was make pale imitations of what Tarantino did best. For July, Grind-Fu Cinema is featuring two of his best.



Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs lit the match on a decade of high profile independent filmmaking. When people saw what could be done on a low budget with a great script, smart directing, and a truck load of violence, they all wanted to cash in. Few met the level of quality or success that Tarantino did, however, and his movies are still a very unique type that no one else can quite capture. They're a stylized hybrid of influences, filled with pop culture references, floral arrangements of profanity, and puncuated with gunfire. Reservoir Dogs was an explosive calling card for a career that still gets folks worked up for the next QT release.



Inglourious Basterds (2009)

By 2009, Tarantino was nearly two decades into his career, and he was operating at the height of his powers. The revisionist history carnage party that is Inglourious Basterds is a prime example of his growth as a film maker, as well as just how damn cocky a director can be when he can back it all up. Inglourious Basterds has some of his best sequences to date, in particular the first 15 minutes of the film, which ratchets up the tension to a horrifying climax. This scene alone is responsible for Christoph Waltz becoming an internationally known actor.

There's plenty to love in this movie if you're a Tarantino Fan, and plenty even if you're not one. Honestly, if you haven't seen it, you need to, if only for the ending. It's violent and terrifying and completely unexpected. You'll never guess what happens. See it in a theater with a Grind-Fu audience as they cheer the Basterds on!

Catch this amazing Quentin Tarantino double feature on Saturday, July 27th @ seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE! Bring your friends, bring snacks and sodas, dress in layers (because the temperature can be extreme sometimes) and get ready for an amazing night of movies!

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