Sunday, May 19, 2019

1:00PM at the BCP Theater

 

 Across the Universe 
(2007 - USA+UK)

"Jukebox Musical" / Romantic Drama

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Using 33 Beatles songs and minimal dialogue, Across the Universe tells the story of three young adults in the late 1960s - the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll.  The film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" and "Mr. Kite" as their guides.
Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy--against all odds--to find their own way back to each other.  It is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs.

 
 

English language film with English subtitles  
2 hr, 13 min.

Ratings:  IMDB - 7.4/10,   Rotten Tomatoes - 83%,   Roger Ebert 4/4


LINK to trailer  -  LINK to review

LINK to 2018 retrospective review
 

Upcoming May Movies

  • May 26 - Youth (USA - 2015)