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Julie Taymor Double Bill

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Across the Universe

Julie Taymor United States, 2007

Our second visionary film from theatre director Julie Taymor—best known for her hit The Lion King for Broadway—pivots from Frida’s paint to the 1960s’s pop. The ambitious musical doesn’t always work, but we admire its splendid verve and Taymor’s gorgeous palette—she has a rare imagination.

Frida

Julie Taymor United States, 2002

American theatre maverick Julie Taymor sometimes lends her extravagantly colorful imagination to the cinema, where it has flourished and is best enjoyed for its vivid ingenuity. We’re hosting a double feature of such inspiration, the first inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek).

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.