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Romeo + Juliet
Dir. Baz Luhrmann | USA 1996 | 130 min | 12A
Get your Hawaiian shirts and angel wings out for this special Valentine's Day screening of Baz Luhrmann's iconic Shakespeare adaptation, starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past who now meet in the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach. Their two rival families, the Montaques and the Capulets, are now gangs and every other aspect of life surrounding Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love affair has moved from its Elizabethan origins to a decidedly contemporary, brilliantly stylized reality.