The movie cult is back in session for 2024- kicking off with Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs on Leap Year Day. Tarantino's first film is in many ways the quintessential cult-classic: Conceived while Quentin worked at an LA video store, the script was passed from customer-producer Lawrence Bender to his acting teacher, to the teacher's wife, to actor Harvey Keitel who helped secure funding and independently produce the film. Despite an electric response at the Cannes Film festival, the wide-release was modest at best and adoration for the film low-key percolated for two years until its home video release only after the success of Pulp Fiction. Reservoir Dogs is now revered as a revolution of a heist-thriller influencing an entire generation of movie makers. Its violence only upstaged by the young master-director's craft, Reservoir Dogs hits you in the cinema like caffeine on a groggy morning.
Continuing to pair our Cult Classics with local bands who command their own cult followings, The TeleDynes will play an hour set of Reservoir Dog-like rockabilly before the film. Band @ 6:30, Movie @ 7:30.
Six criminals with pseudonyms, and each strangers to one another, are hired to carry out a robbery. The heist is ambushed by police and the gang are forced to shoot their way out. At their warehouse rendezvous, the survivors, realizing that they were set up, try to find the traitor in their midst.
Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn