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“Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood
August 9 - August 11
It’s the hot buzz film that had all of Cannes swooning in late May. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as fading TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double and best buddy Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. Running parallel to Rick and Cliff’s story are glimpses into the more glamorous lives of Rick’s next-door neighbors, Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, whose proximity only makes Rick’s exclusion from the New Hollywood club sting more.
The nearly three-hour film from Tarantino features a large ensemble cast, that includes Al Pacino and Margot Robbie, among others, and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age — with a particularly shocking finale.
“A sprawling, dreamy re-creation of a moment in time when both Hollywood and America were changing irrevocably, the film finds Tarantino evoking the different textures and vernaculars of his obsessions: classic and not-so-classic TV shows, dead-end Westerns and cop dramas, fast-talking showbiz backroom blather, the assorted psychedelia of the 1960s.”
Six screenings: Fri.-Sun., Aug. 9-11, 3 & 7 pm. Tickets $8 adults.