by Seth Clare
Twenty years ago, a relatively unknown young director submitted one of his first films to the Sundance Film Festival. The director was Quentin Tarantino and the film, nominated for Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, was Reservoir Dogs. Empire Magazine would eventually name Reservoir Dogs the Greatest Independent Film Ever Made. Two years after his monumental debut, Tarantino’s follow-up movie, Pulp Fiction, would go on to win the 1995 Academy Award for best screenplay and earn recognition as one of AFI’s Top 100 Films of the Last 100 Years.
The combined brilliance of both films, which now enjoy the status of cult classics, set Tarantino on the path to become one of Hollywood’s grittiest, most in-your-face, beloved directors. In recognition of Tarantino’s expansive career, these two acclaimed works will appear in theaters around the country in December.
Tarantino fans can see Reservoir Dogs Dec. 4, and Pulp Fiction Dec. 6, both at 7 p.m. at the Charlestowne Square 18 in North Charleston and the Azalea Square Stadium 16 in Summerville. The screenings will also feature a special showcase of Tarantino’s other films, as well as trailers for movies which were influential in the Tennessee-born director’s artistic growth. Tarantino’s newest movie, Django Unchained, hits theaters Christmas Day. Learn more at fathomevents.com.