Quentin Tarantino Retrospective comprising the seminal works of the celebrated director will be hosted by the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History from March 20 through March 24.
Tarantino classic Reservoir Dogs, which is about a simple jewelry heist going horribly wrong, was picked for the opening screen on Wednesday night.
“Six criminals with pseudonyms, and each strangers to one another, are hired to carry out a robbery. The heist is ambushed by police and the gang is forced to shoot their way out,” notes the film brief. “At their warehouse rendezvous, the survivors, realizing that they were set up, try to find the traitor in their midst.”
A pre-party is scheduled for Thursday ahead of the screening of Pulp Fiction, the most popular work of Tarantino. At 6:30 p.m., a Pulp Fiction-themed party will kick off. Party tickets can be purchased early. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Tarantino characters.
The movie’s main pair Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are two hit-men who engage in philosophical discussions. Among other characters are their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames); his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman); struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis); master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a couple of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer).
The retrospective will continue with the screening of other films by Tarantino, including Jackie Brown on March 22, the Kill Bill series and Inglourious Basterds on March 23, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight on March 24.
Tickets for individual screenings can be purchased at $12. For Pulp Fiction party and film, the tickets are priced $50 (3/21), and $64 for all eight film screenings.