Back in 1994, QT came to Austin at director Richard Linklater's suggestion to premiere Pulp Fiction as a benefit for the Austin Film Society. In 1997 Tarantino, looking to share his vast personal collection of obscure classics (not the oxymoron you thnk it is), B-movies, and grindhouse exploitation flicks, in conjunction with AFS, starts the QT Fest. Theme oriented nights (vampire lesbian, Italian WWII, spaghetti westerns, revenge, horror, etc) run for a week, culminating in the marathon Saturday night screening that starts at 8pm and ends at 9am or so. Nothing better than walking out of a movie theatre on Sunday morn, after a night of Tarantino's rambling, but spot-on commentary, and hand-picked films, to then have to put on a pair of sunglasses to ajust to the brilliant morning light and drive home to sleep as the churchgoers are dawning their sunglasses, to go to their house of worship. Amen.