Romeo + Juliet (1996)

No freebies to this one, sorry - all ticket profits to Milkwood Steiner School!

Baz Luhrmann adapts this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach.

In this much-loved, hip 1990s version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs.

Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.

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“ Luhrmann's gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative.”

Time Out

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

Rolling Stone

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Sunday 5 November
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Baz Luhrmann

Year

1996

Running Time

130 minutes

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Country of Origin

USA

Language

English

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