QT on Trio
With five Austin QT Fests under his belt, Tarantino will be sharing this format with the world, as the Trio cable network presents six nights of Tarantino-presented movies to coincide with the opening of his new film Kill Bill Vol. 1 on Oct. 10.
Local viewers have grown accustomed to Quentin Tarantino's semiregular "vacation" trips to Austin to host his justly famous 10-day QT Festival, during which the famed filmmaker screens some 30-odd favorite films from his personal collection. Each of the 10 nights would focus on a different theme or genre, and Tarantino introduces each movie with his trademarked vigor and enthusiasm, bolstered by a wealth of knowledge and informed commentary. Now, with five Austin QT Fests under his belt, Tarantino will be sharing this format with the world, as the Trio cable network presents six nights of Tarantino-presented movies to coincide with the opening of his new film, Kill Bill Vol. 1, on Oct. 10. Although these 12 films are not all from his personal collection, they are all hand-selected by Tarantino. One, by his favorite director William Witney, Tarantino even cops to never having seen because it has been out of circulation for some 20 years. "It's a big deal, at least in my house," says the director. Ours, too.
Spaghetti Western night -- Sunday, Oct. 5
6pm: Navajo Joe (1966) D: Sergio Corbucci; written by Fernando Di Leo and starring Burt Reynolds
8pm: The Professional Gun (1968) D: Sergio Corbucci
Motorcycle Gang night -- Monday, Oct. 6
6pm: The Savage Seven (1968) D: Richard Rush
8pm: Hell's Belles (1969) D: Maury Dexter
Monster Night -- Tuesday, Oct. 7
6pm: The Human Vapor (1963) D: Ishiro Honda
8pm: The Creature With the Blue Hand (1967) D: Alfred Vohrer and Samuel Sherman
Damned Love night -- Wednesday, Oct. 8
8pm: The Cat Burglar (1961) D: William Witney
10pm: Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) D: Harvey Hart; written by William Inge and starring Ann-Margret and Michael Parks
Crazy Comedies night -- Thursday, Oct. 9
6pm: Crazy House (1943) D: Edward Cline; musical performances by Allan Jones, Count Basie, the Delta Rhythm Boys, and the Glenn Miller Singers
8pm: Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) D: Andrew Stone; with Adolphe Menjou, Pola Negri, Martha Scott, Billie Burke
Secret Agent night -- Friday, Oct. 10
6pm: Deadlier Than the Male (1967) D: Ralph Thomas; with Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer 8pm: Danger Route (1968) D: Seth Holt
All times are CST. For more detailed film descriptions and snatches of Tarantino's comments, see www.triotv.com.