Writer, director, producer and impresario Joss Whedon (THE AVENGERS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) hits the big screen again with this modern day version of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays. Elizabethan theatre may seem a peculiar choice for the genre revisionist, but plenty of elements in Shakespeare's classic clearly fall within Whedon's oeuvre (inspired repartee being only the most obvious).
Shot in just 12 days in Whedon's own Santa Monica home, the film is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance, a timeless comedy brought deftly to life by its cast of trained Shakespeareans and notable members of Whedon's unofficial stock company. Whedon calls Shakespeare's play "a deconstruction of the idea of love"—but you could also just call it a good time and be done with it. Dir. Joss Whedon, USA, 2013, 107 min., PG-13, DCP
Link to Belcourt website and trailer: http://www.belcourt.org/events/much-ado-about-nothing.627865
Dinner at Fido's first for those interested. I'll be at Fido's at 6:05 p.m. It's across from Boscos and Sam's. My cell# is below if you don't spot us.
—Parking's always free in the Belcourt's lot when you're attending a movie (and do note that meters in Hillsboro Village are free on weekends, because there are times the Belcourt lot is completely full). However, you will need to get a parking pass.
—If you buy your ticket online and choose the "print at home" option, you'll have a parking pass attached to your ticket.
—If you buy your ticket at the box office, the Belcourt will actually give you a pass you can put on your dashboard (so you don't have to go back to the paystation and enter a code).
Derek will be in the lobby seated at a table at 6:55 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you don't spot us or arrive later, call or text me at[masked]. I'll come out to the lobby and show you where we are sitting at.
“This is the funniest Shakespeare film I call recall seeing… With smart phones and pushups, this may not be a "Much Ado'' for purists, but it will be enjoyed by many who wouldn't normally dream of watching a Shakespeare adaptation.” —Lou Lumenick, New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/movies/toronto_much_ado_about_nothing_kTk13M77hRZ3XwpTdykc7M#axzz2THekmyay)