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Jackie Brown


Jackie Brown image courtesy of Miramax Films

Jackie Brown
Quentin Tarantino, 1997

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Amy Heckerling, 1982

Soundtrack Available: Music in American Film

Watch—and listen to—classic movies whose popular music soundtracks propel action, underscore emotion, heighten authenticity, and stay in our memories. Organized by Wexner Center Film Curator David Filipi, the<i>Soundtrack Available</i>series features films notable for their creative and thoughtful use of popular music as a cinematic element. Many spawned soundtrack albums whose impact equaled that of the films themselves.

Thu, Aug 13, 2009 7 PM

Clever musical selections enhance the memorable performances and characters of these two films.

Loosely based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, Tarantino's Jackie Brown stars blaxploitation icon Pam Grier in the title role as an airline stewardess who helps the ATF bring down arms smuggler Samuel L. Jackson. The inspired soundtrack includes Johnny Cash's "Tennessee Stud" and Foxy Brown's "(Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm." (154 mins., 35mm)

Penned by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times at Ridgemont High is an insightful comedy portraying teen culture in the San Fernando Valley of the early 1980s. Among the soon-to-be-stars in its cast are Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Forest Whitaker. Songs include Jackson Browne's "Somebody's Baby" and the Go-Go's "We Got the Beat." (92 mins., 35mm)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High will begin at 9:40 PM.

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Save with a convenient packet of 9 Soundtrack Available ticket vouchers for only $36 for members, students, and senior citizens or $54 for the general public. The vouchers can be used at any Soundtrack Available film or redeemed for multiple seats at any combination of screenings. Call (614) 292-3535 or stop by the Wex to get the ticket pack.

SOUNDTRACK-THEMED DRINKS: Check out the Soundtrack Available-themed drinks at Surly Girl Saloon (1126 North High Street, Columbus) this summer (examples include The Easyrider and The Manhattan).

REDUCED PRICED SOUNDTRACKS: Visit Used Kids Records (1980 North High Street, Columbus) to browse and buy soundtrack recordings with discounts available if you bring in a ticket stub from any Soundtrack Available movie.

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