Romeo and Juliet (1968): Free

  • March 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey.

One of the most popular and financially successful film adaptations of Shakespeare's tale of romance and tragedy, Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet is also one of the most visually stunning presentations of a Shakespeare play on film – winning Academy Awards for both cinematography and costume design. It was popular at the box office partly because it was the first time that age appropriate actors helmed the lead parts of the star-crossed teenagers. In 1968, the youthquake turned out en masse to support the film. It remains a beautiful telling of young, determined love. 138 minutes. Rated PG.
Tuesday, March 11, 6-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

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