Quentin Tarantino is curating a film series inspired by his new movie “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” that will air later this month on the Sony Movie Channel, Sony Pictures Television announced Monday.
The film series is titled “Swinging Sixties, a Movie Marathon,” which will include nine films from the Columbia Pictures library that were released from 1958 to 1970. All of the movies were handpicked by Tarantino, and each film served as a specific influence on his latest movie, which follows an actor during a changing Hollywood in 1969.
Films such as “Easy Rider,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Hammerhead” and more will begin airing on the Sony Movie Channel starting July 21, with two films airing each night until July 25.
Tarantino will also hold conversations with film writer and historian Kim Morgan to introduce each film and will additionally provide teaser scenes from “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” which opens July 26.
“Sony Pictures made their Columbia Pictures catalogue 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,” Tarantino said in a statement.
“Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ promises to be a cinematic event. We’re excited to support it and bring these fantastic films from the studio’s historic library to SPT’s network audiences around the world,” Mike Hopkins, Sony Pictures Television chairman said in a statement.
The full list of films included in the marathon is below:
“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” (1969; director: Paul Mazursky)
“Cactus Flower” (1969; director: Gene Saks)
“Easy Rider” (1969; director: Dennis Hopper)
“Model Shop” (1969; director: Jacques Demy)
“Battle of the Coral Sea” (1959; director: Paul Wendkos)
“Getting Straight” (1970; director: Richard Rush)
“The Wrecking Crew” (1968; director: Phil Karlson)
“Hammerhead” (1968; director: David Miller)
“Gunman’s Walk” (1958; director: Phil Karlson)
“Arizona Raiders” (1965; director: William Witney)
News of the film marathon was first reported by Deadline.