LSC Event Descriptions

February 17 & 18, 2007

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Rated PG-13
127 minutes

SPECIAL: 2 Admissions for $5!
Moulin Rouge (2001)
February 17, 2007 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100 and
February 18, 2007 at 10:00 pm in 26-100.

Cross La Boheme with Cabaret, throw in a little bit of Rent, and you might almost begin to describe Baz Luhrmann's visually opulent, fast-paced, funny, heartrending Moulin Rouge. The film, which premiered as the opener to the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, is a musical set in 1899 Paris at the notorious Montmartre cabaret club, the Moulin Rouge. Directed by Luhrmann, the movie stars Nicole Kidman as the high-kicking courtesan, Satine; Ewan McGregor as the sensitive poet, Christian; and John Leguizamo as the flamboyant artist and matchmaker, Toulouse-Lautrec. Luhrmann's use of eclectic lighting and saturated color, the fast zooms and quick cuts of his camera, and his magnificent costumes and sets perfectly capture the excess and freneticism for which the Moulin Rouge was famous. Beautifully led by McGregor and Kidman, the flawless supporting cast brings to life the culture of belle epoque Paris with magical realism. Above all, the anachronistic, energetic contemporary soundtrack is what drives Moulin Rouge, with popular songs by L'il Kim, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, and Beck -- as well as Kidman and McGregor adding their own superb vocals. []

"A sumptuous, spectacular, laugh-inducing, tear-jerking oasis of unbridled spirit and emotion."
      -- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide. Read this review.

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