Rooftop Film Club: Moulin Rouge
Voulez-vous regarder une film avec moi, ce soir?
Picture this: you are watching a great film. You have some great food and your favourite drink, be that a pint or a cocktail. You are on a rooftop. There are panoramic views of the city and the sun is setting. Everything is good; life is great. Sound like a dream? Well, thanks to Stratford's Roof East, it ain't no more. For this one, get ready for Baz Luhrmann's 2001 arthouse musical Moulin Rouge, starring Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue. Moulin Rouge tells the story of a doomed love between a writer (Ewan McGregor) and a dancer (Nicole Kidman) in a fantastically giddy re-imagination of 19th-century Paris. With music drawn from familiar 20th-century sources – including the infamous "Lady Marmalade" – this film is wildly original, outlandishly joyous and guaranteed to make you smile. "A breathtaking baroque film that marries the best of theater, opera and cinematic technique." – Empire "A genuinely exhilarating experience. Moulin Rouge is like the best party ever." – Film4 Over 18s only. Runtime: 2 hours 2 minutes. Doors are at 8pm, film starts at 9pm.