Death Proof w/ Zoe Bell Award Presentation
Presented by The Watching Hour
USA, 2007, 121 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Thriller
Program: The Watching Hour
New Zealand native Zoe Bell may be best remembered for a role that doesn't show her face, as Uma Thurman’s stunt double in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, a career high that followed more stunt work on many television shows, including doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess. Since an acting turn in Tarantino’s Death Proof that showcased not only her charm but her stunt ability, Ms. Bell has been cast in a steady stream of roles that have taken her into an exciting new direction of balancing acting and intense stunt work. Zoe Bell will receive our festival’s Rising Star award at a special presentation of Death Proof.
This SDFF 35 special guest is memorably featured in Tarantino’s 2007 meta-slasher film as one of a bevy of film-shoot cuties (including Rosario Dawson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who are hunted down by a psychotic stunt driver (Kurt Russell) who uses his car as his weapon. Hold tight: nobody rides a Dodge Challenger like Zoe Bell!
DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino