Quentin Tarantino to pay homage to Australian film in Sydney


By Brian Karlovsky

Quentin Tarantino is set host a live Q and A in Sydney before screening his two favourite Australian “Western-ish” films.

The newly established People’s Republic of Movies, will hold an exclusive one-night-only double bill of Australian cinema plus a live Q&A hosted by Oscar Award-winning writer/director, Tarantino, at The Star, Sydney on January 15.

Tarantino, who is in Australia promoting The Hateful Eight, will host the evening the evening which pays homage to Australian cinema.

Tarantino has chosen to show The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) and the wild Dennis Hopper outlaw classic, Mad Dog Morgan (1976).

The films will be screened in 35mm format, sourced from the National Film and Sound Archive.

Tarantino will be joined by award winning director Fred Schepisi (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Six Degrees of Separation) and globally acclaimed writer Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s List) plus a few surprises.

P.R.O.M founder and curator, Chris Murray, said he was thrilled to officially launch P.R.O.M with one of the most iconic filmmakers of my lifetime.

“To hear Quentin’s unique take on these classics, alongside some of Australia’s best filmmaking and literary talents, is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

“Expect a huge and wild night, Quentin certainly knows how to have fun.”


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