Kino Kavalírka and the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the American Center, will present … the American Winter film showcase. This time, it will explore the diverse range of American cinema of the 90’s with a special focus on the representation of women in the film professions. American cinema of the 90’s quickly took root in our country under the influence of the post-Soviet changes in the political system. Thanks to the distribution offer of cinemas, the newly emerging video rental companies and television, it became a part of many Czech households. However, women were only marginally represented in it. The program of this year’s American Winter provides a look at iconic American films of the 90’s from a new perspective and in a different context than we were used to. It highlights films that women were involved in creating, whether as directors, writers, editors or producers.
When flight attendant Jackie Brown is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie, agent Ray Nicolette and detective Mark Dargus want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money.
The final shape of the film was given by Tarantino’s court editor Sally Menke, whom the director described as his only true collaborator.
USA, 148 min., 1997, in original version with Czech subtitles
director: Quentin Tarantino
editor: Sally Menke
cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda
Seats for the screening are not reserved in advance, just come to the cinema.