BOULDER, CO – University of Colorado Boulder International Film Series (IFS) is proud to announce that on Saturday, February 18th, the IFS will join forces with the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Miramax College Tour to bring PAM GRIER, star of Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN, to the C.U. Boulder campus for a Q&A following an exclusive 7 p.m. screening of the hit Miramax film in 35 mm. The screening at C.U. Boulder will be the second stop for the Miramax College Tour — a distinctive screening series hosted by Miramax, a worldwide film and television studio, taking place at colleges and universities across the U.S. Each event in the series features affiliated talent or industry professionals in unique Q&A sessions following each screening.
Ms. Grier’s performance in JACKIE BROWN – which Tarantino tailor-made with Ms. Grier in mind – earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
The Q&A will be moderated by IFS Director, Pablo Kjolseth, and will be open to questions from the audience. Representing Miramax at the event will be Tommy Moreno, SVP, Head of Operations for the Company. Additionally, Miramax will host a live stream of the Q&A on Facebook via TinyChat at facebook.com/miramax and facebook.com/jackiebrownmovie — allowing viewers to chat their questions for Ms. Grier directly to the moderator in real-time.
In anticipation of this event, four additional Tarantino films from the Miramax archives – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 – will screen as part of IFS offering Feb. 15 – 19. These screenings will be free for all C.U. Boulder students, otherwise the standard $7 General Admission will apply. For a complete schedule, please go to www.internationalfilmseries.com.
The JACKIE BROWN screening will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th at C.U. Boulder’s Muenzinger Auditorium, just west of the Folsom Football stadium. The Q&A with Ms. Grier will begin promptly after the screening.
About International Film Series (IFS)
Established in 1941, the IFS is Boulder’s first arthouse film series, screening over 100 independent and foreign films every year. Screenings are held in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the C.U. Boulder campus, a 400-seat venue located west of Folsom Stadium. For more information please visit www.internationalfilmseries.com.
Film Studies Program IFS Director: Pablo Kjolseth
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About Pam Grier
Actress Pam Grier was a 1970s pop culture icon thanks to a string of roles as tough and sexy heroines in such blaxploitation classics as Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974) and Sheba, Baby (1975). A statuesque figure that radiated confidence and determination, she surpassed the exploitative bonds of the genre to establish herself as the first black female action hero and box office draw. Grier struggled to surpass the limitations of her early screen roles, but a revival of interest thanks to the home video boom brought her back to films in the ’80s and ’90s. Unabashed fan Quentin Tarantino paid homage to her screen persona with Jackie Brown (1997), which led to a long-overdue career boost; she was soon tackling substantive roles in the Showtime series The L Word (2004-09) and reaping the rewards of a career forged in hard work and determination. She remains an enduring symbol of female empowerment at its funkiest and most ferocious.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partnerships including: Lionsgate, Netflix, Facebook, Hulu and StudioCanal. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot — as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. In 2011, Miramax released 3 new films including the critically acclaimed film The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, directed by John Madden. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture Awards. Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in London. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, like the company on www.facebook.com/miramax or follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.