Quentin Tarantino Curates Film Series with SPT


Quentin Tarantino has joined forces with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) to curate a ten-film series to spotlight the movies that were influential for his soon-to-be-released 1969-set Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

The series, dubbed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present the Swinging Sixties, will include such films from Columbia Pictures’ catalog as Easy Rider, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Cactus Flower. The films will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide beginning approximately one week prior to Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’s theatrical release date in each market. Interstitial segments featuring conversations between Tarantino and film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film.

In addition to airing on Sony Pictures Television’s networks, the series will air on regional broadcasters in Australia (SBS), Canada (Bell), France (OCS), Italy (Rai), Japan (The Cinema) and New Zealand (SKY). In New Zealand, SKY will play the films on a dedicated SKY Movies Pop-Up channel (Quentin Tarantino Presents Pop-Up) that will broadcast all ten movies back-to-back on rotation from August 9 to 15. The Quentin Tarantino Presents Pop-Up channel will be available to all SKY customers with at least the SKY Starter subscription.

Tarantino said: “Sony Pictures made their Columbia Pictures catalog available to me so that I could select a series of films representative of the era in which Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is set, The Swinging Sixties. I’m thrilled to host these movies so we can enjoy them together.”

Mike Hopkins, Sony Pictures Television’s chairman, said: “Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood promises to be a cinematic event. We’re excited to support it and bring these ten fantastic films from the studio’s historic library to SPT’s network audiences around the world.”

Travis Dunbar, SKY’s director of entertainment content, added: “To have Quentin Tarantino personally curate and host a selection of iconic films from this seminal era of Hollywood history is a genuine coup. The care and passion that’s gone into this project is testimony to his love of movies, and is the perfect cinematic warm-up for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. We are thrilled to give all SKY customers the chance to experience this selection of films which inspired Tarantino himself.”