Across the Universe
Director: Julie Taymor Run Time: 133 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2007
Starring: Dana Fuchs, Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Martin Luther McCoy
Screenwriters: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Producer: Matthew Gross, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
Come together with the music of The Beatles in visionary director Julie Taymor’s mind-bending jukebox musical. When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. Like an acid trip without the side effects, Across the Universe is a visually astounding smorgasbord of hallucinatory images and music.