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RESERVOIR DOGS: 25th Anniversary Restoration

March 17 - March 23
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

In 1992, Reservoir Dogs took the Cannes Film Festival by storm, and transformed overnight its young filmmaker Quentin Tarantino from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor, to the most exciting new filmmaker of the 1990s. 25 years later, the film remains as influential as ever in the art house world.

The story examines what happens before and after a botched jewelry store robbery, and how a group of “professional” criminals handle the pressure. Tarantino’s revolutionary story structure sets up what is essentially a stage play for his explosive cast to act out with bravado and short-temperament. How did the cops know they were coming? Who made it out alive? Tarantino sets up the mystery, and pays it off with the expertise of a filmmaker many years ahead of his time - famously delivering one of the greatest heist films, in which the heist itself is never shown. It’s his most raw and revolutionary work to date.

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KEDI (NINE LIVES: CATS IN INSTANBUL) – Extended!

March 17 - March 23
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

Kedi is not simply a documentary about house cats, or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. Kedi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.

Says the film's director Ceyda Torun - "Cats - tabbies, calicos, angoras, Norwegian forest cats; ginger cats, grey cats, black cats, white cats, black and white cats - all kinds of cats - roam the city, free, without a human master. Some fend for themselves, scavenging from dumpsters, living in abandoned buildings, others are cared for by communities of people, pampered with the best cat food and given shelter for the cold months. Cats have been a part of the city for thousands of years, and so, everyone who grows up in Istanbul or lives in Istanbul has a story about a cat. Stories that are memorable; sometimes scary, sometimes spiritual, but always very personal. Street cats are such a big part of the culture that when US president Barack Obama visited Istanbul, part of his tour included a stop at the Hagia Sophia to visit its famous cat, Gli. Cats are as integral to the identity of Istanbul as its monuments, the Bosporus, tea, raki and fish restaurants."

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8:00 pm

RAMMSTEIN: PARIS

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

Rammstein has long been in an über-league of its own when it comes to taking the live presentation of rock music to new heights, both in terms of conception and execution. Catching this excitement on film is an almost impossible task. In this state-of-the-art concert film, renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund takes a radical new approach to capturing the emotion and thrill of Rammstein’s one-of-a-kind live performance. RAMMSTEIN: PARIS is a fast-paced feast for all senses: a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy, don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of Benzin (gasoline). Rowing longboats up fjords; building large and important monuments; opening major ceremonial occasions - then closing them – with a bang. Rammstein’s music is the perfect soundtrack for all or any of these.

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