The DTLA Film Festival has selected QT8: Quentin Tarantino The First Eight, the documentary feature by Tara Wood, as the opening-night film for its 11th edition next month. The docu, which is having its world premiere the week before as a one-night-only screening via Fathom, will open DTLA on October 23 at Regal L.A. Live. The festival unveiled the news Tuesday along with its full slate of 38 feature-length movies.
QT8 focuses on the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators including Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz. (Source)
Wood Entertainment has completed sales for France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Russia for QT8: The First Eight, a documentary that chronicles Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films.
The first buyers’ screening took place on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, premiered at Cannes on Tuesday night.
Producer Tara Wood completed QT8: The First Eight after a protracted legal battle to regain the rights following a production deal with the Weinstein Company back in 2016. The screening in Cannes was the first time potential distributors saw the final cut of the film.
The documentary profiles Tarantino’s first eight movies through interviews with his casts, producers and industry friends, including Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Robert Forster, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz, plus producers Stacey Sher and Richard Gladstein, filmmaker Scott Spiegel, and film critic Louis Black. (Source)