Quentin Tarantino Curates One-Of-A-Kind Film Series For Sony Pictures Television’s Networks Worldwide

Unique Broadcast Programming Accompanied by Specially Created Conversations
with the Writer/Director Airs in Advance of the Theatrical Release of His Original Film
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 15, 2019 – In advance of the highly anticipated theatrical release of Quentin Tarantino’s original film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Sony Pictures Television’s networks worldwide will come together for "Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present The Swinging Sixties," a series of 10 films personally curated by the writer/director, all of which served as a specific influence in the creation of his latest 1969-set film.
The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958 to 1970, will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide beginning approximately one week prior to the theatrical release date of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood in each market. Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Tarantino and noted film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film, along with a first look at scenes from Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
The film series will premiere in the United States on Sony Movie Channel from July 21-25, 2019, with two films airing nightly leading up to the July 26, 2019 domestic theatrical release of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
In a collaboration between several Sony Pictures units, films from the series will then air over the ensuing weeks on Sony Pictures Television’s networks in over 60 territories worldwide timed to the local market release of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Additionally, the series will air in approximately 20 territories via regional broadcasters including Australia (SBS), Canada (Bell), France (OCS), Italy (Rai), Japan (The Cinema) and New Zealand (SKY NZ).

The 10 films that comprise this unique series include:

  • 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)

"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," said Quentin Tarantino.
Said Mike Hopkins, Sony Pictures Television Chairman, "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."
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About Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. 
Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino. Georgia Kacandes, YU Dong and Jeffrey Chan serve as executive producers. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.
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