Designing The Movies: ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

Thu Feb 10 2022 at 06:45 pm to 08:45 pm

Revue Cinema | Toronto

Revue Cinema
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Designing The Movies: ROMEO + JULIET (1996)
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Designing the Movies: Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Thursday February 10, 6:45pm at Revue Cinema

Fall in love all over again with the 90s classic that just marked its 25th anniversary. Filmmaker Baz Luhrman’s gonzo take on Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers reimagines their tale as a romantic crime tragedy. Filmed around Mexico City and Vera Cruz, it’s set in the modern suburb of Verona Beach where the Montagues and Capulets are rival gangs rather than households.

The swirling and inventive adaptation throbs with colour and desire in a dizzying high visual style that’s lush with Catholic iconography, casts Black and Latinx actors, features luminous young Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, and it all adds up (with apologies to West Side Story) easily one of the most beautiful versions of Shakespeare ever filmed. The dreamy tropical aquarium meet-cute at the ball, the Oscar-nominated production design by multiple Academy Award winner Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby), the brash and bright costumes by Kym Barrett, the killer contemporary soundtrack—all of it. - NATHALIE ATKINSON

Presented with an introduction by series host Nathalie Atkinson.



USA | 1996 | 120 mins | PG

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Claire Danes

As part of the provincial government’s vaccine certificate program, which was announced in September, everyone will be required to show that they received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier in order to enter the cinema for this event.

Everyone must bring either their paper vaccine receipt or PDF vaccine receipt available online, along with photo ID to prove that they have been fully immunized.

Regular admission applies. For INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS ($350) and FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS, please email us at [email protected] to get a ticket!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Canada


CAD 13.00 to CAD 16.00

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