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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Synopsis:

Sunday, June 22 – 5:30 PM


Dance Camera West

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, 2007, Columbia, 133 min. Director Julie Taymor uses the songs of the Beatles to propel this audacious musical, a film that is at once a rich period evocation and a completely modern approach to the genre. Jim Sturgess plays Jude, a working-class lad from Liverpool who travels to America and falls in love with Lucy, a privileged girl who gains political consciousness when she moves to New York. Taymor uses the lovers' fable as a springboard for a series of elaborate musical setpieces, chock-full of in-jokes for Beatles fans and cameos by present-day icons for younger audiences. Discussion following with L.A. choreographer Daniel Ezralow.

 

Genre:

Musical