Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann’s flamboyant, cartoonish, often headache-inducing Moulin Rouge (2001) has maybe a thousand musical cues that trigger samples, cover versions, and bits of original songs, yet he does his cribbing with a loving wink. In 1899 Paris, a naïve aspiring writer (Ewan McGregor) is enchanted by a glamorous chanteuse (Nicole Kidman). Purportedly a film about love, Moulin Rouge is really about Luhrmann’s love of show biz (which outlasts both love and life). Note: this is a quote-along and sing-along screening for Valentine's Day. (PG-13) BRIAN MILLER

Sun., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., 2011

 
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