George R.R. Martin (grrm) wrote,
George R.R. Martin

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.
Tags: films, jean cocteau

Comments for this post were locked by the author