Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Cinema Classics Seminar: Reservoir Dogs

Two from Tarantino
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Paul Wright, Ph.D., Department of English, Cabrini University
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
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MR. BLONDE: You kids don't play so rough. Somebody's gonna start crying.

—Reservoir Dogs

Cultural critic Todd Gitlin once observed of Quentin Tarantino: "His open secret is attitude. His funkiness is stylishly anti-stylish. Offhand cruelty is his route to the absurd." In this special seminar celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tarantino's controversial and explosive directorial debut, we revisit the film that introduced a distinctive new voice in American cinema. Tarantino's was an approach born of influences ranging from European arthouse films to Asian action vehicles to American grindhouse cinema. 

This grisly masterpiece of murderous thieves with and without honor established the director's signature and oft-imitated style. Reservoir Dogs remains an intoxicating achievement of violent spectacle and narrative improvisation—with a script and a stellar cast in love with the rhythms and cadences of artful vulgarity—that, to the delight and consternation of many, created the template for an entire era of filmmaking that followed in its wake.

Cinema Classics Seminars offer an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about some of the true classics of world cinema. Students meet in the 2nd floor Multimedia room for an introductory lecture before the film and a guided discussion after the film. The film itself is shown in one of our theaters. Your ticket for the screening, as well as popcorn and a drink, are included with your registration.
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    6:30pm 2017-07-13 18:30:00 2017-07-13 21:30:00 America/New_York Cinema Classics Seminar: Reservoir Dogs Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA