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Centerpiece Gala: PULP FICTION: The Making of An Indie Masterpiece

The Centerpiece Gala features a screening of Quentin Tarantino's indie classic PULP FICTION (1994), on 35 millimeter film, on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Arguably best known for its stellar cast and music, the movie will be followed by a conversation with the film's Casting Director Ronnie Yeskel and Music Supervisor Karyn Rachtman. The discussion will be moderated by Jason Bailey, Wichita native, Flavorwire Film Editor and author of the upcoming book Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece.

Nearly twenty years later, we'll explore how and why PULP FICTION became such an inspirational and transformative film in the industry and artistry of independent cinema. Arguably best known for its stellar cast and music,  Yeskel and Rachtman will share their experiences of working on the film and collaborating with Tarantino. The discussion will be followed by the Centerpiece Gala Party at Abode Venue with open bar/food and live music from Seven Nation Army.

Tickets are $25, include screening and after-party at Abode Venue, and will be available October 5. The Centerpiece Gala is sponsored by Steve Anderson.

Bailey will host a book signing at Watermark Books on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am. The book is available for pre-purchase and will also be on sale at gala screening.

Special Guests

Karyn Rachtman, Music Supervisor

Karyn Rachtman is an acclaimed film Music Supervisor and Executives Soundtrack Album Aroducer. Her credits as Music Supervisor include PULP FICTION, REALITY BITES, LAUREL CANYON, CLUELESS, RESERVOIR DOGS, DESPERADO & BOOGIE NIGHTS. As Executive Soundtrack Producer  her album credits include ROMEO & JULIET, MOULIN ROUGE & BULWORTH. Rachtman is the creator and producer of Hip Kid Hop, a series of children's books and CDs released through Scholastic Publishing and featuring artists such as LL COOL J, Shaggy and Doug E Fresh that was released through Scholastic Publishing. She has also served as Executive Producer on several films including SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT and the award winning ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT.


Ronnie Yeskel, Casting Director

Ronnie Yeskel began her career in the entertainment industry at The Folger Theatre, in Washington, D.C. where she helped to build costumes. She studied acting, worked in theatre production, from props to associate producer to stage-managing. After years of casting theatre in NYC, Ronnie made her way to LA where she became the casting director for THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER..  Some of her favorite Films and TV projects have included THE SESSIONS with John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and W.H. Macy, PULP FICTION, RESERVOIR DOGS, L.A. LAW, WAKING THE DEAD, BEAN, ORPHAN, BREAD AND ROSES, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT, THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOUR DEAD. HOPE FLOATS, IGBY GOES DOWN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. She just completed two features with her partner Sharon Howard-Field, ELSA AND FRED with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer and RETURN TO ZERO with Minnie Driver. We are currently working on a number of cool projects.


Jason Bailey, Flavorwire.com Film Editor
Jason Bailey is a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is film editor for the pop culture blog Flavorwire, and his writing has appeared at The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and The Village Voice. Before becoming a film writer, he wrote and directed eleven feature films in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. He lives with his wife Rebekah and their newborn daughter Lucy in New York, where he sees too many movies and tweets too much (@jasondashbailey). He's currently working on his next book, an analysis and appreciation of the career of Woody Allen, which will be published next fall by Voyageur Press .