WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, at 6:00 PM
 Aksarben Cinema (2110 S 67th St.)
http://aksarbencinema.com/showtimes.html

THE PROGRAM

Nebraska Shakespeare brings you films inspired by Shakespeare's life and plays. Following each film, a discussion covering the film and the interpretation of Shakespeare's texts is led by Vincent Carlson-Brown, NS Artistic Director and guest scholar, D. Scott Glasser, Professor and Theatre Coordinator at UNO's School of the Arts. The 2017 Shakespeare On The Silverscreen series will be presented at Aksarben Cinema (67th and Center).


THE FILM
Romeo+Juliet (1996)  PG-13  2 h 10 m
The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".


THE PLAYERS
CREATIVE TEAM
Baz Luhrmann Director
William Shakespeare Writer (play)
Baz Luhrmann Writer (screenplay)
Craig Pearce Writer (screenplay)
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SELECT CAST
Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo 
Claire Danes Juliet 
John Leguizamo Tybalt 
Harold Perrineau Mercutio 
Pete Postlethwaite Father Laurence 
Paul Sorvino Fulgencio Capulet 
Brian Dennehy Ted Montague 
Paul Rudd Dave Paris 
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5ZqxOb2tJIo
Video: Romeo + Juliet Trailer