Happy Birthday,  Mr. Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino turns 45 on Thursday, March 27, and to celebrate the event Asheville Pizza and Brewing are having a Quentin Tarantino birthday party at 7 p.m. on Q.T.‘s natal day — complete with cake (no word on whether or not they’re offering a Royale with cheese) and a screening of Pulp Fiction from a hard-to-find 35mm print. (For those not of the party mindset, the film will be playing at 10 p.m. for the next week.)  Regardless of how one feels about Tarantino’s work — and after the Death Proof segment of Grindhouse, I have some reservations myself — his impact on modern film is undeniable. Here’s a chance to honor the guy who gave us quite a few excursions into some of film’s wilder and less wholesome terrains. Plus, it’s not every day that you’re going to get the chance to see Pulp Fiction on the big screen. Advance tickets for the party are on sale at Asheville Pizza and Brewing.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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