1997 / 154 min. /
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda

Black Gold: The 20th Anniversary of JACKIE BROWN!

BLACK GOLD is back at it again! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its icons from then ’til now, Black Gold is excited to present our November screening celebrating the 20th anniversary of JACKIE BROWN!

Quentin Tarantino is an appropriative sack, but Pam Grier is the greatest black actress to ever grace the screen and this night is about celebrating HER! Jackie Brown was released 20 years ago this year and, while many read Grier’s casting as a landmark revival of her career, for those of us who have been in awe of her talents since day one, Grier’s performance in Jackie Brown is really just a return to form. Grier was famously snubbed at the 1997 Oscars in favour of white mediocrity, so we’re here to remind you of the black excellence that propels Tarantino’s best film (and indeed, his entire “creative” process)!

Our qualms with Tarantino aside, Jackie Brown is a testament to his powers of writing and adaptation. The film stands in stark contrast to his earlier films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, by allowing its characters to FEEL and be. There are no caricatures here, rather characters that have settled and been wholly lived in. Pam Grier and Robert Forster are given room to work with the full maturity and complexity of their ranges and provide one of our favourite (and underrated!) onscreen romances of all time. Also, Samuel L. Jackson’s beard braid.

S T R E E T L I F E ! ! !

7:30 PM: PRE-SHOW
8:00 PM: FILM STARTS

There will be prizes!

Generously sponsored by Boosie Fade and Eyesore Cinema! Keep up to date with Boosie Fade: The Group and Boosie Fade Film Club.

RSVP FOR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:
We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre which you can reserve ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.

Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.

Black Gold wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting Black Gold and The Royal Cinema. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.

Upcoming Screenings:


Wednesday, Nov 1 - 8:00pm