Win Tickets: Fin De Cinema @ Holocene | A screening of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet w/ live score

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Fin De Cinema @ Holocene on August 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 19.

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From our sponsors:
A screening of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

w/ live score composed and performed by: Magic Fades, Grammies (members of Shy Girls), and Soul Ipsum
August 21, 2013
9 p.m. | $5 ADV / $8 Doors | 21+
Tickets: | More info:

1001 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639

In the latest iteration of our live film score series Fin de Cinema, we bring you our most contemporary selection yet: Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic adaptation of Romeo + Juliet from 1996. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this seductive, splendid and intensely passionate piece of sublime anachronism, where the Shakespearean vernacular crash-lands into the mouths of rival gang members in the ’90s, in the imagined SoCal vacation town “Verona Beach”.

Taking you on this larger-than-life POP journey are some fine up-and-coming groups: deconstructed hip-hop / free jazz savants GRAMMIES (feat. members of local R&B heavyweight Shy Girls), nationally blog-adored and utterly charming future-R&B boy band MAGIC FADES, and the textured and immersive ‘scapes of Vaporwave artist SOUL IPSUM.

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23 Responses to Win Tickets: Fin De Cinema @ Holocene | A screening of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet w/ live score

  1. Sarah August 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    This just sounds amazing! Romeo + Juliet was one of my favorite movies growing up, and to see it with a live score would be fantastic. This mama needs a night out!

  2. Garrett Brown August 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Ummmm… this sounds amazing! And the sound will be amazing! I would not bite my thumb at some free tickets

  3. Hannah August 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    What a great movie with a wonderful soundtrack!

  4. Richard Traver August 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    One day I ran into a friend of mine, Booby. Because he and I were alone in the forest, we decided to tell stories. Stories, which included Romeo and Juliet, duh a classic. Anyway’s, as we continued sharing stories, Booby shares with me very intimate knowledge about himself. He told me, that he is indeed a time traveler and has learned something very profound about Mr. Shakespeare and his family. Torturing me with the clock and bounding my promise never to tell a soul, he finally spoke. He said, “Shakespeare had seven siblings, one of which was named Richard.” Suddenly, Booby’s color was ripped out of his face, leaving him to look rather scary, then he mumbled these words, “Richard, my brother, will have by the year 2013, lived many lives. Only by a wind of chance will he remember who he is.” Booby’s face flushed with color. Booby was back to normal. I have not spoke about this sense than. For the fear of breaking the promise. I have been zipped up. I share now because I do have my reasons to attend. A wish is now made.

  5. Ryan August 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    i’ve never seen the movie and my friends have been raving about GRAMMIES talent. I want to go!

  6. Kait August 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    I want/need these tickets because I’m about to move out of Portland and I desperately want to have a few more amazing PDX experiences before I leave.

  7. James August 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. erica August 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    i want to be immersed in this dreamland of wonder

  9. Kacy August 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I LOVE this film!!! And it sounds like a really cool way experience it with live music!

  10. Bridget Oliver August 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    One of my favorite movies!

  11. Brittany August 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    This movie changed my 13-year-old life. I would love to go to this.

  12. Rachel August 15, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    What is better than “Romeo and Juliet?” What fun!

  13. Katy August 16, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    My boyfriend and I love going to see Shakespeare movies together, and we need a date night out.

  14. Dan Wheeler August 16, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Sounds like fun. Count me in!

  15. Matt August 16, 2013 at 11:59 am #


  16. Nicol Razon August 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    John Liguizamo at his absolute sexiest as the rat-catcher, Perrinue’s E-tabbed, To Wong Foo-esque Mercutio, that amazing entrance by the OG Mob Wife, Lady Capulet, oh, and then PAUL RUDD as Paris. To top it off, two pretty white kids with problems- I love that everyday of the week and all through the 90’s. But the ultimate reason I must go to this screening- is that Cardigans song and whoever is going to croon out some Thom Yorke. If I don’t have a spiritual experience that night, it’s cuz you didn’t give me tickets.

  17. birdonit August 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Music was such an important part of this film, so I’m excited to see what they do with the live score.

  18. Katie August 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    It is my birthday and because I am pregnant I can’t do what I would like to do (i.e. have a few beers and eat a ton of spicy food) I am looking for other interesting experience for baby-to-be and I.

  19. Sky August 18, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    This is one of my all time favorite movies! I would love to go see it with my best friends!

  20. Clancy T August 18, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    This sounds like lots of fun and I’d love to be able to go!

  21. Abernathy August 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    He that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail!

  22. Fabian Dorgan August 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I’d like to go because this movie is a masterpiece and I was sadly unable to ever see it in a theater. I get such joy from the communal experience of watching a film in a cinema crowded with strangers, on the same journey as yourself. I don’t have the money or I would be purchasing tickets, for sure! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  23. Darcey Priss August 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I would like to win tickets to see Romeo and Juliet because this film was a revelation to me. I was 10 when the film was released. I did not understand all of the nuances, but the themes, characters and music captured my heart & imagination. This film, and its soundtrack, stands the test of time. It still captures my heart and imagination, with each viewing. I would adore the chance to see it on the big screen, for the first time!! The live music will be a heavenly addition. I’ve never experienced anything like this. Please give me a chance! I love that you’ve held this contest. Thank you.

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