Quentin Tarantino’s RESERVOIR DOGS Screening This Saturday Night at Webster University
Quentin Tarantino’s feature-length directorial debut, RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film features Harvey Keitel (Mr. White), Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde), Steve Buscemi (Mr. Pink), Chris Penn (Nice Guy Eddie Cabot), Lawrence Tierney (Joe Cabot), Tim Roth (Mr. Orange), and Tarantino (Mr. Brown). Tarantino displays many themes that have become his style and influenced a generation of filmmakers: choreographed violent crime, pop culture references, nonlinear storytelling, dialogue punctuated with profanity.
Somewhere along the way, opinions on Quentin Tarantino have become divided – some still loving his work, others calling it bloated and unnecessarily inflated. However, those are two criticisms that cannot be levelled at his first film. It’s the very definition of ‘minimalist,’ focusing on the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong, shot (in some places) in real time. The story is simple: a gang of bank robbers thinks that one of their number is a ‘rat’ and has tipped off the police. How do they deal with this? If you’ve never seen RESERVOIR DOGS, watch it this weekend at Webster University and find out.
RESERVOIR DOGS will screen at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium Saturday September 16th at 7:30pm (470 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves).
Unless otherwise noted, admission is:
$6 for the general public
$5 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools
$4 for Webster University staff and faculty
Free for Webster students with proper I.D.
Advance tickets are available from the cashier before each screening or contact the Film Series office (314-246-7525) for more options. The Film Series can only accept cash or check.
Winifred Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119) :
Directions: Taking Highway 44 East, exit left on Elm Ave. Make a right on East Lockwood Ave. Immediately after passing Plymouth Ave., there will be a parking lot entrance to your right (lot B). Winifred Moore Auditorium is behind Webster Hall (Building 2 on map).