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Friday, September 20, 2013

BEHOLD MY POWER: Jackie Brown Is Now at the Laurelhurst

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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Okay, FINE, this likely isn't my doing. But I'm taking credit for it anyway. Remember when the Laurelhurst booked Out of Sight, and I said somebody should do an Elmore Leonard film fest? And then the next week, the Laurelhurst went and got Get Shorty? And I got greedy and was all hey, great, cool, now let's make Jackie Brown happen? So check this out: Starting tonight and going through Thursday, the Laurelhurst's got Jackie Brown, which is one of those very, very few films that somehow manages to get better every time you watch it and Tarantino's best movie. C'mon. Look at Robert Forster and Pam Grier here:

That clip reminds me: Even if you don't like, say, fantastic characters, or Elmore Leonard plots, or Samuel L. Jackson or Michael Keaton or Robert De Niro or Bridget Fonda or Chris Tucker or Tarantino, Jackie Brown's worth seeing just for its soundtrack:

And, of course:

I generally watch Jackie Brown about once a year. The chance to see it on the big screen this time around is... well, clearly, I'm pretty excited. Jackie Brown screens every night at 9 pm through Thurs Sept 26 at the Laurelhurst (2735 E Burnside). Admission's $4.

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