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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Friday Night Freakouts
March 17 @ 11:00 pm
Twenty years ago, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were two of the hottest young filmmakers in Hollywood. A pair of cinema mavericks with a penchant for extravagant crime stories and cult/horror cinema, Tarantino and Rodriguez teamed up at the height of their newfound notoriety to collaborate on one of the most insane mishmashes of B-movie fun ever: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN!
From Dusk Till Dawn is essentially what you would get if you visited your local video store (remember those?) to line up your own double-feature for the night, and picked up a movie from both your Horror and Crime Drama sections – only all rolled into one crazy film fun of delicious, and gleefully graphic, surprises. George Clooney stars alongside Tarantino himself as a pair of criminal brothers on their way to freedom across the Mexico border, who decide to kidnap with an innocent family (played by Harvey Keitel, a young Juliette Lewis, and Ernest Liu) to further assure their safe passage by hiding in their RV. Once they are south of the border, they decide to stay the night at a rowdy bar with a particularly titillating name. But, with these two filmmakers at them helm, it’s safe to say this won’t be any ordinary bar…
The cult cinema gang is all here: Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, Danny Trejo, John Hawkes, Michael Parks, and unforgettable turns from Cheech Marin and Salma Hayek.
Part of our weekly OC Weekly Friday Night Freakouts series, presenting classic and contemporary avant garde, genre, and cult cinema.
Presented by OC Weekly.
“Like a Cheesecake Blizzard: It’s a pulpy mess loaded with empty calories, but it’s so divine that once you start, you can’t help but shovel it into your mouth until the last drop, brain freeze and diet be damned.” – Arizona Daily Star
“The sickest, most perverted movie within memory. Guiltily, I liked it. But what the hell is it?” – Samantha Bee
“A fun, tongue-in-cheek gorefest that both spoofs and celebrates the glories of B-grade exploitation vehicles.” – The Movie Report