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Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Bard Unbound: Shakespeare on Screen

Romeo + Juliet

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(1996) dir Baz Luhrmann w/Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo [120 min; 35mm]
A romantic touchstone for the ages, Romeo and Juliet has become so much a part of the DNA of love stories that it’s impossible to overstate its importance. Baz Luhrmann’s ecstatically anachronistic version keeps the Shakesperean dialogue but transports the play into the modern age with the Capulets and Montagues becoming feuding crime families.

“Luhrmann’s gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative, it takes 20 minutes to get a grasp on how appropriate is his approach to the material.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Luhrmann and his two bright angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Thursday 11/24
at 6:30 9:00 PM

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