Greta Gerwig Brings Quentin Tarantino to Tears With Emotional Tribute at Palm Springs Gala

In presenting Quentin Tarantino with the Director of the Year award at the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala Thursday night, Greta Gerwig spoke about the profound impact the filmmaker has had on her life, from longingly staring at a video store copy of “Pulp Fiction” as a kid to choosing to shoot her directorial debut “Little Women” on film, rather than digitally, in a nod to Tarantino’s own preference.“Quentin Tarantino makes movies as if movies could save the world,” she said.

“Movies can kill Hitler, free slaves, and give Sharon Tate one more summer … he makes movies like movies themselves matter, like they are both high art — which they are — and that they are populist art — which they are.

They’re speaking the most profound truths to the biggest crowds with the bravado that comes with the confidence that collectively everybody will be

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