FORT MASON FLIX: Jackie Brown
Fort Mason Center For Arts & CultureMay 21st @ 8:30 p.m.
“There’s only three reasons why you can’t make your court date.
One, you’re in a hospital. Two, you’re in jail. Three, your ass is dead.”
About: Jackie Brown supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunrunner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) — until the day an ATF agent (Michael Keaton) and an L.A. cop (Michael Bowen) bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bailbondsman (Robert Forster), Jackie arrives at a bold plan to play the opposing forces against each other. Matters are complicated by Ordell’s confederates, Louis Gara (Robert De Niro) and Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda), who have agendas of their own. By appearing to cooperate with both sides, Jackie attempts to outfox them both and walk away with a half million dollar payday. (Miramax)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Year Released: 1997
Run Time: 154 minutes
Cast: With Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Tucker, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Bowen, and Michael Keaton
Showing: May 21, 8:30 p.m.