Outdoor Film in the Sculpture Garden: Jackie Brown
Join us outside in the Nasher Museum Sculpture Garden for the film Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997, 154 minutes). Jackie Brown is adapted from the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch, in which a flight attendant conspires against federal agents and a ruthless arms dealer in order to walk away with both her freedom and $550,000. But by casting Pam Grier (of 70s blaxploitation fame) in the lead, director Quentin Tarantino foregrounds a story of Jackie outsmarting a system inherently rigged against "a 44-year-old black woman." Grier and bail bondsman Robert Forster excel as wistful, world-weary characters who are a little too old for a life of crime. Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, and Bridget Fonda also contribute arresting performances to this laid-back caper film.