The mid-1990s saw an explosion in indie film and two of those filmmakers who helped light that fuse were Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Both were known for working with genre material, but elevating it to a different level. So when the two of them announced that they would be collaborating on what became 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn, it was big news.
While the film didn’t quite see the box office returns one would expect, From Dusk Till Dawn is still well remembered from its tonal shift from Tarantino-esque intense crime drama to a straight up horror film. It is a shift that caught initial audiences off guard, but only if they managed to completely avoid Dimension’s marketing campaign for the film. (See trailer below)
From Dusk Till Dawn is making a return to theaters for two days only on Sunday November 6 and Wednesday the 9th courtesy of Fathom Events. In addition to the film, there will be a brand new Q & A afterwards with Tarantino and Rodriquez.
Here is Fathom’s synopsis for the event –
It’s nonstop thrills when George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the Gecko brothers – two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel) and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar’s truly notorious clientele, they’re forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive! From Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, the creators of Grindhouse, From Dusk Till Dawn is explosive action entertainment!