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Tarantino to Host Screening of ‘Posse’

As part of Santa Barbara Film Festival, director will host Q&A with the film’s star Kirk Douglas

As part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival,  Quentin Tarantino will preside over a special presentation of "Posse," a 1975 feature film starring Kirk Douglas and Bruce Dern on Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 pm at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Douglas also directed the film.

Following the screening, Tarantino will moderate a Q&A session with Douglas for the audience.

In the movie, Douglas starred as Howard Nightingale, a United States Marshal hunting down an outlaw so as to further his political career. Organizing a posse to catch infamous bank robber, Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern), Nightingale ends up with the tables turned on him as the cunning criminal gets the upper hand and holds him hostage instead.

Tarantino was the recipient of last October’s Fourth Annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. At the reception, Tarantino told the audience that the film had a strong influence on his becoming a filmmaker.