Friday, 18 November 2011

Weekend Diary: Reservoir Dogs Fancy Dress Party, Screen on the Green

As I write, it is almost the weekend, and by the time some of you read this, it will be! I hope you have a lovely time. If you haven't already planned your Saturday night, how about this? Tomorrow, Everyman's Screen on the Green cinema continues it's 'Retro Season' with a special fancy dress party and late-night showing of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. If you haven't seen this film before, you are in for a treat. Reservoir Dogs was the first feature from writer/director Tarantino and stormed into 1992's Sundance Film Festival, winning the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. Suddenly, here was an unmistakably stylish, clever and daring filmmaker, who left his audience wanting more. Of course, 'more' would soon follow, notably with one of my all-time favourite films, Pulp Fiction, in 1994. With a typically Tarantino-esque ensemble cast, soundtrack and tongue-in-cheek, yet extreme violence, Reservoir Dogs has moments of brilliance. The opening scene, showing the group of criminals chatting in a café, becomes one of those quintessential Tarantino conversation scenes; the audience is shocked, amused and fascinated by this unique insight into the criminal underworld. One of my personal favourite moments? When the group are given names - see the trailer below.

So, if you fancy seeing Reservoir Dogs for the first (or hundredth time), Everyman's Screen on the Green cinema is kicking off the party at 11.30pm tomorrow night (Saturday 19th), serving Mr Pink and Mr White cocktails - do you know who's who? From Reservoir Dogs soundtrack, K Billy's Super Sounds of the 70's will be playing, as the competition for best dressed commences. Time for your sharp suit, skinny tie and dark shades! The night is bound to be lots of fun. In the meanwhile, enjoy the trailer below  (sorry if you can't see the full width of the screen; you can access the Youtube trailer here).

Everyman Screen on the Green, 83 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NP. You can book your tickets to the Reservoir Dogs Fancy Dress Party here.

Images: Thanks to Everyman Screen on the Green.


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