First show: January 28
Back on the big screen in 35mm! Just in time for Rent’s 20th Anniversary tour with SHN, the Roxie is proud to present Chris Columbus’ adaptation of the Broadway rock opera smash. Two nights, 1/28 and 1/31!
Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. “Measuring their lives in love,” these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. RENT is based on Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The raw and riveting musical stars Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms and is directed by Chris Columbus.
Dir Chris Columbus, 2005, USA, 120 mins, 35mm
Bay Area connection:
While some exterior scenes were filmed in New York, most of the filming happened here in the Bay Area. The Life Cafe scene was shot in a warehouse in Alameda, CA. The New York East Village was a backlot set at Warner Bros; the interior and remaining exterior shots were filmed in San Francisco. “Take Me or Leave Me” is filmed inside the famed Filoli House in Woodside, California.
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