Romeo + Juliet Film Feast
Director: Baz Luhrmann Run Time: 115 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1996
Starring: Brian Dennehy, Claire Danes, Harold Perrineau, John Leguizamo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Sorvino, Pete Postlethwaite
*Second screening added: get tickets for Tuesday, February 10 before it sells out too!
Nitehawk Cinema and Murray’s Cheese Present…
FILM FEAST: ROMEO + JULIET
Watch Shakespeare twisted every which way with Baz Luhrmann’s modern spin on ROMEO + JULIET.
Just in time for Valentine’s week, Nitehawk and Murray’s Cheese are going melodramatic with a Film Feast presentation of Romeo + Juliet. As always, the screening includes delicious beverage and food menu pairings related to the film. The best part? You’ll be served each course during the specific moments that inspired the film so you can experience edible sensations while watching all of the action unfold on-screen!
Switching out swords for guns and Elizabethan garb for jeans and Hawaiian shirts, Baz Luhrmann’s modernization of Shakespeare’s play put the director on the worldwide map. Wildly stylized with some remarkable set pieces, Romeo + Juliet is Shakespeare for the MTV set, making for an interesting slice of 90’s culture. The film attempts to elevate its aesthetic by retaining Shakespeare’s dialogue while keeping its audience pleased with a fresh cast (Leonardo Di Caprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy) and a contemporary soundtrack from The Cardigans, Radiohead and Garbage.
Jasper Hill Harbison (VT, cow, bloomy rind, woodsy, sweet, lemony) & Murray’s CaveMaster Reserve Greensward (VT, vow, Virtue Cider washed rind, forest, resin, spruce)
Drink Pairing: Farnum Hill Farmhouse Cider
Valdeon (ESP, goat and cow, wrapped in sycamore, tobacco, vanilla), membrillo, hazelnut honey
Drink Pairing: Fatori Soave Runcaris (2013)
“SPEAK AGAIN, BRIGHT ANGEL/ WHAT SATISFACTION CANST THOU HAVE TO-NIGHT”
Double course: Love at Mast Champlain Valley Triple Creme Cheese (VT, La Red Mast Brothers Chocolate, buttery, creamy), fruit and nut bread followed by Hudson Flower (NY, cow, rosemary, lemon thyme, hop flower, elderberry) and herb salad.
Drink Pairing: Albino Piona Bardolino Chiaretto Rose (2013)
“ROMEO IS BANISHED”
red wine braised pork, Gorgonzola Cremificato (IT, morning cows milk, rich, pungent, sweet), polenta, braising liquid
Drink Pairing: Gerardo Cesari Valpolicella Classico (2013)
“O TRUE APOTHECARY”
Vulto Creamery Miranda cheese (NY, cow, Meadow of Love Absinthe washed ring, bright herbaceousness, savory paste)
Drink Pairing: Absinthe Punch – Pernod Absinthe, Prosecco, fresh lime, pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses
Menu items subject to change, no substitutions.