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Archive: Spring 2009

Grindhouse Presents:
Death Proof
Thursday May 14 • 7pm


Special Guest Stuntwoman Zoë Bell
to appear in person


Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof

Stuntwoman Zoe BellAs an established and extremely talented stuntwoman, Zoë Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skill and focus. Zoë made her starring debut in the highly anticipated double feature film Grindhouse, and began working with Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and Kill Bill, Vol. 2 as Uma Thurman’s stunt double. At the Taurus World Stunt Awards she won “Best Stunt by a Stunt Woman” and “Best Fight” for her work in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. Her talent translated to the small screen on the cult television series Xena: Warrior Princess where Bell played the stunt double for the title character. She is currently working on Angel of Death, an online series created for Crackle.com, and will star opposite Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore in Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It.

Loud, fast, and proudly out of control, Grindhouse is a tribute to the low-budget exploitation movies that lurked at drive-ins and inner city theaters in the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Writers/directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez cooked up this three-hour double feature as a way to pay homage to these films, and the end result manages to evoke the down-and-dirty vibe of the original films for an audience that may be too young to remember them.

Director Quentin Tarantino delivers an adrenaline shot to the heart with Death Proof, “a tribute to balls-out pedal-to-the-metal car chases” (Pete Hammond, Maxim). Featuring exhilarating high-speed action, jaw-dropping stunts, and some of the most quotable lines since Pulp Fiction, Death Proof “goes faster, and funnier, than you thought possible...and then it goes further” (Ty Burr, Boston Globe).

Kurt Russell stars as a sociopathic stuntman whose taste for stalking sexy young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes. Their confrontation escalates to a hair-raising, 18-minute automotive duel with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger that “earns a place of honor among the great movie car chases” (Scott Foundas, LA Weekly).

–Amazon.com

Directed by Quentin Tarantino • 2007, USA • 90 minutes • 35mm

 

 

 

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