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16 September 2022 to 2 October 2022 UK Cinemas

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s iconic film JACKIE BROWN it is back in UK wide cinemas from 16th September. 200+ cinemas across the UK & Ireland plus select international territories, including Vue, Odeon, Picturehouse and BFI Southbank, will screen the classic 1997 film. It will coincide with a major new retrospective ‘Pam Grier: Foxy, Fierce and Fearless’, running at BFI Southbank from 1 September – 4 October, programmed by film scholar Mia Mask.

When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie in Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN (1997). 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. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.

This slow burning heist movie is one of Quentin Tarantino’s most understated yet skilful creations. Foregoing gore and violence for surprising and sophisticated restraint he patiently develops his characters and paints a portrait of a woman who breaks free of the shackles of her poorly paid job and bad luck by using her wits. The casting of Pam is at the centre of why this film is so widely loved. As the first ever African American woman to star in an action film, she is a cult cinema icon who holds a special place in history. The 73-year-old initially gained her fame as a leading lady in blaxploitation productions like Coffy and Foxy Brown. Her sassy persona in the latter was emulated by Beyoncé when she played Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers: Goldmember. Sporting an afro, plunging necklines and 70s bell bottoms as well as a fearless attitude while exhibiting her martial arts fighting skills and doing her own stunts, she shifted gender narratives by showing that you can be tough, feminine, beautiful and black all at the same time.

Further Information: Jackie Brown - Film | Park Circus