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This Weekend at the Jean Cocteau

We like to boast that the Jean Cocteau Cinema is Santa Fe's most eclectic movie theatre.  That truth has never been more in evidence than it will be this upcoming weekend, when we are opening five (count 'em, 5) very different films.

THE HUNT is a serious drama, starring Mads Mikkelsen, and one of the finalists for this year's Best Foreign Film category in the Oscars.



WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is a raucous, raunchy comedy, featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme in his first comedic role.



ROMEO & JULIET, our Valentine's Day special, is of course the Bard's most romantic play.  It's been put on film countless times, as the Shakespeare fans out there know.  The one we're showing is the best, in my not so humble opinion: the gorgeous 1968 version directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.  Back in 1968, Zeffirelli's ROMEO & JULIET was both widely acclaimed and highly controversial, since he took the radical and unheard-of steps of casting actual teenagers as the teenaged Romeo & Juliet, instead of actors in their forties.  Makes it a whole new play, I think.



Our midnight show is A TRAP FOR CINDERELLA, an offbeat thriller. (Our midnight shows start at 11:00 pm, Friday and Saturday).



And fifth, but not least, come Saturday noon we're showing THE IRON GIANT, a personal favorite, as our children's matinee.  All kids under 12 admitted free.



Something for all tastes, I think.

See you at the movies.

Comments

( 16 comments )
13masquerade
Feb. 12th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
IF I HAVE WINGS..
..I'd definitely fly just for the thought of exploring. A newer space and in the company of non-talking, movie going public...

*Cheers*
sourbillytipton
Feb. 12th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
Greyjoys of Season 5
Lots of people are hoping for Mads Mikkelsen to be cast as Euron next season. I would love to see him or Dominic West take the part.

No matter what though HBO has to contact Ray Stevenson to play my boy Victarion.

I cannot wait to see Victarion on screen with his Kraken helm and weaving his battle axe.



Edited at 2014-02-12 06:34 pm (UTC)
serlucastyrell
Feb. 12th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Greyjoys of Season 5
Agreed. Every time I see Stevenson I think of Victarion. I'd like to see him playing him even though I hate Victarion.
Ray Feighery
Feb. 13th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Greyjoys of Season 5
Couldn't agree more! Hoping they don't combine the characters. Ray is perfect for Vic!
crossbow1
Feb. 12th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
I do so love me some Mads Mikkelsen. I've been dying to see The Hunt but it was only out for a week here in Minneapolis.
grrm
Feb. 12th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
Check again, it is probably back in the theatres right now. It is customary to bring back Oscar-nominated films for an encore run. It will be showing at smaller art house venues, though, not the big mall multiplexes.
Mary Ellen Wofford
Feb. 12th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
I am so sad I'm not going to be there.
stmitsch
Feb. 12th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
"The Hunt" is a great movie. So is Iron Giant, although I'm not sure I would recommend it to kids under 12 years.

George, I love the movies your theatre is showing, are you hand-picking them all yourself?
grrm
Feb. 13th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
Some... but most of them are chosen by our manager, Jon Bowman.

The rest of the staff weighs in as well, especially on midnight movies. We have a contest going on right now: which staff member can book the midnight movie that will draw the most people.
synviver
Feb. 13th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet IS the best adaptation, hands down. Wish I lived close enough to go and see it on the big screen! It's one of my favourite movies.
Bharad Raghavan
Feb. 13th, 2014 08:20 am (UTC)
Iron Giant
Absolutely one of the best animated films out there. Made me tear up when I first watched it.

Even though it's supposed to be sci-fi, it couldn't be a more human story to tell.
nellyaa
Feb. 13th, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC)
I *love* the iron giant! Great to see you're showing it, it's well worth the time. :)
moon_chylde
Feb. 13th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I just watched The Hunt on Amazon Instant Video since my area rarely gets foreign language films. It was very good and Mads was excellent. I love the subtleness of his acting.
Rob Neal
Feb. 13th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
The Hunt
The Hunt is a great movie, and addresses some scary issues for people like me, a man who works with vulnerable adults and children. One complaint handled in the wrong way, and your life can be ruined. Mikkelsen is great, as he is in everything I have seen him star in. Good on the Jean Cocteau for showing it.
slthlvschnk
Feb. 13th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
Never knew about the controversy regarding the Romeo and Juliet film. I saw that version decades ago with my 6th grade class and no one said peep.
Arthur Williams
Feb. 15th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
I thought Van-Damme only did comedic roles.
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