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Musical Matinee: Moulin Rouge

August 16 @ 1:00 pm

Tickets: General Admission
$6.00 Matinee Price

Moulin Rouge – (2001. US/Australia. 2 hrs, 6 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. PG-13.)

Pop music provac-auteur Baz Luhrmann mixes period romance with the anachronism of modern pop songs in a similar fashion to his chaotic take on Shakespeare- “Romeo+Juliet” (1996). Ewan McGregor- at his most charismatic and smile so wide, it looks like he’ll eat the camera- plays a young bourgeois  who runs away to become a writer in Montmartre, Paris. Along the way he encounters real-life artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (played by John Leguizamo in one of the bigger performances in a film filled with large performances)and “Moulin Rouge” impresario Zidler (Jim Broadbent- who camps it up with a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”). But it is in meeting the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman- never better) that the writer’s story  truly begins… With covers of songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen, among others. Loosely based on the opera Orpheus in the Underworld, the film co-stars Richard Roxburgh and Kylie Minogue.


August 16
1:00 pm
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