Jackie Brown


Friday, Nov. 3 at 8:00pm
Tivoli Theatre

As part of SLIFF’s “Tribute to Pam Grier,” the fest screens Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” which itself serves as a loving homage to the actress. A faithful adaptation of the 1992 Elmore Leonard crime novel “Rum Punch,” “Jackie Brown” details the efforts of aging, luckless stewardess Jackie (Grier) as she attempts to wriggle free from her uncomfortable position between gun runner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), for whom she moonlights as a money mule carrying cash from Mexico to LA, and ATF agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton), who catches her in mid-transport. With the help of her smitten bail bondsman, Max Cherry (Robert Forster), Jackie endeavors not only to escape both the jail term threatened by Ray and the sure death for potential betrayal promised by Ordell but also to steal $500,000. Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says of the SLIFF honoree: “Pam Grier looks marvelous, with her diamond eyes and sexy half sneer, and ... she is, as always, a commanding actress; she blends street smarts and melancholy the way she used to blend street smarts and Amazonian hauteur.”

$15 for special event
154 min.

Directed by

Quentin Tarantino

Film Category

Archival Presentations


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With Grier, SLIFF Women in Film Award honoree.

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