Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Tromeo and Juliet" to Screen at the Museum of Modern Arts

Troma Entertainment recently send the horror chamber that Museum of Modern Art will be screening "Tromeo and Juliet" as part of the Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film program there.  The film will be followed with a post-screening discussion with Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger along with associate producer Andrew Weiner, and editor Frank Reynolds.

The screening will take place on October 15th at 2pm at the T 1 Theatre 1 in The Museum of Modern Art Theater 111 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019.

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Press Release

Lloyd Kaufman and James Gunn's (director of Guardians of the Galaxy) Tromeo and Juliet, Troma Movies masterpiece film adaptation of William Shakespeare's star-crossed tragedy released in 1996. The movie will be followed with a post-screening discussion with Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, associate producer Andrew Weiner, and editor Frank Reynolds, it was announced today by Elizabeth D'Ambrosio, spokesperson for Troma Entertainment.

Tromeo and Juliet is a selection by MoMa Film curators for Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, a film screening program scheduled to run through mid-October (Oct. 12-24) in tribute to the Bard ("Poet"), William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary since his death. The screenings are intended to both commemorate the playwright as well as present a series of films from all genre and throughout history since the inception of cinema that are influenced by Shakespeare's Comedies, Tragedies and Histories.

Troma's Tromeo and Juliet is a Shakespearean time-capsule of New York City late in the 20th Century. It is both unique and canonical in MoMa's program,for its sincere interpretation of the play that is realized with modern forms as classical archetypes and a dialectical urban dialogue to honor Shakespeare's lyrical form delivered in the experimental and science-fiction driven language of Troma Movies and Lloyd Kaufman.

In the 42 years of Troma Movies Independent Cinema, Tromeo and Juliet is largely considered one of the most important titles and is a testament to film craft when projected. Throughout Kaufman and Gunn also deploy mesmerizing and brilliantly graphic practical in their visualizations of the infamous murders, slow-deaths and violent stunt driven revenge, and use of veritable feats in film processing effects demonstrate scenes of metamorphosis in a deeply surrealist language that somehow, despite being grotesque, maintain a genuine interest in beauty.

Tromeo and Juliet marked a 20th Anniversary milestone this year since its release (2016) and stars both Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Legendary B-Movie Film Star Joe Fleishaker, both of whom passed this year.

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