Death Proof Screening
In the wake of Chartreuse day on 16th, the 22nd May sees TT Cinema team up with the French liqueur specialists to put on a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s often overlooked and routinely underrated take on the grindhouse genre, Death Proof.
A gonzo experiment in meta-cinematic storytelling, Death Proof puts all of Tarantino’s subtle nods towards – and underlying obsession with – 1970s cinema into the spotlight.
Starring a grisled Kurt Russel as Mike, a murderous ex-stunt driver, the film tells the story of his hunting down of two groups of women (including Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Zoe Bell & Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who he attempts to kill in horrifying fashion using his car – which is rigged up like the stunt cars of old to be ‘death proof’ – and their subsequent quest for revenge.
Despite at the time recieving underwhelming reviews, this Tarantino outing has become increasingly relevant over the past decade as a commentary on toxic masculinity, gender, optimism, and revenge – all set against a transfixingly stylised backdrop.
So from the baking hot American South setting, with its tequila bars and late night summer rainstorms, to the winding dusty car chases that throwback to the ’70s car movies with which the film is so obsessed—Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Vanishing Point—the film revels in a history and tradition of car movies and grindhouse exploitation flicks, while creating a new benchmark for the canon.
Although it is common knowledge that Tarantino makes a cameo appearance in nearly every film he has directed, it is less common to have a double-cameo.
Early on, playing the role of a barman in his own film, the director gives a round of green liquid to a well-oiled group. When asked what on earth they are drinking, he drolly replies: “Chartreuse. The only liqueur so good they named a colour after it.”
Partly as a result, from 2007 Chartreuse saw a 10% increase in exports to America and the liquid found its way onto more and more bar shelves worldwide, so in homage to this most effective of throwaway lines, the liquid refreshments on the night will heavily feature the venerable French liqueur.
All Chartreuse cocktails will be available pre-screening on the night, and throughout the week. Come join us from 7pm for a movie and a mixed drink.
Tickets are £15 for the one, and £20 for a pair using the code: deathproof at checkout. All tickets include a complimentary welcome cocktail.
Arrival – Attendees will arrive through the doors of our liquor store at 7pm and purchase any beer, wine, or other refreshments they like. Afterwards, guest can make their way down into our Cellar Bar to receive their complimentary cocktail for the night.
Screening – Then, guests will be invited upstairs to our new 52-seater cinema room, where there’ll be a screening of a cult classic after a small period allotted for short trailers.
Afters – After the show, attendees will be invited back down to the Cellar Bar, where you can drink, discuss, and continue your evening. Reservations may be required.
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Death Proof Standard Ticket
£15.00 (inc VAT)
48 in stock