'Across The Universe' is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.
The special screening will be accompanied by a conversation with director Julie Taymor and production designer Mark Friedberg.
About the Organizer:
Founded in 2015, Metrograph's curation of repertory and select new releases contribute to the fervent community of cinephiles in New York City. Metrograph's facilities are equipped to project archival 35mm film prints and state of the art digital video.