Pam Grier In Person! Double Feature:
FOXY BROWN, 1974, MGM Repertory, 94 min. Dir. Jack Hill. She’s baaaad, she’s black and she’s back! Pam Grier returns in this unofficial sequel to the super-smash COFFY (the film’s original title was BURN, COFFY, BURN). This time, Grier goes undercover as a high-class hooker to smash an ultra-tacky white drug mob (bad hair, gold chains and very uptight…). Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear from "Starsky & Hutch") co-stars as Grier’s skinny brother.
JACKIE BROWN, 1997, Miramax Films, 154 min. Director Quentin Tarantino followed up PULP FICTION with a more subtle and adult but equally entertaining crime film. Adapting Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch, Tarantino tells the exciting, funny and ultimately touching story of a tentative romance between a bail bondsman (Robert Forster) and a flight attendant (Pam Grier) whose lives have not gone as planned. When Grier gets caught smuggling cash for arms dealer Samuel L. Jackson, a cycle of double-crosses and betrayals is set into unpredictable motion, expertly staged and written by Tarantino. Co-starring Robert De Niro as Jackson’s hopelessly institutionalized and ill-fated ex-con accomplice.
Pam Grier will introduce the screening plus Pam Grier will be signing her autobiography, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts at 6:15 PM in the lobby of the Theatre.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on June 4, 2010