“Now, that’s a bingo!”
With the release of QT‘s (that’s Quentin Tarantino, for the uninitiated) latest spectacle ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, we felt the time was right to revisit that other quasi-historical fantasy INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (which is celebrating ten years of scalping Nazis and speaking the King’s) on Monday, August 19.
Set in a fantasy universe that can only ever really exist in the films of Tarantino, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS begins in German-occupied France, where young Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the brutal execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz, in his Oscar-winning performance). Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad (including Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, and Samm Levine) joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own. Like a WW2-era “spaghetti western,” the film manages to be equal parts violent, fun and smart, with endlessly entertaining dialogue to punctuate the kind of non-linear story we’ve come to expect from one of cinema’s most renowned filmmakers. As per usual, QT assembled an all-star cast that also includes Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus, and many others.
“Tarantino’s tight script is playfully sharp in all languages.” (The Georgia Straight)
Monday, August 19
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
Single tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino, 2009 / 153 mins / 18A) In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine, soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.