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Across the Universe
133 minutes
Director(s): Julie Taymor
Sun 12:00pm Varsity 1 RUSH

Set against the backdrop of the 1960’s, amid the turbulent years of anti-war protests, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, this gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical musical rolls along to the beat of many Beatles hits. This love story moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam.

The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy (Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy — against all odds — to find their own way back to each other. [adult content, language]

Join the director Friday, April 13, 6p for Essential Transformation: In Conversation with Julie Taymor; and Sunday, April 15, 7:30p for the Awards Celebration where Taymor will receive the Artistic Achievement Award. 

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