14th October 2016

MoMa Adds Exclusive “Q & A” Panel with Director Lloyd Kaufman after “Breaking Bard” Screening of Tromeo and Juliet Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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On Saturday, October 15th at 2 PM 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.

Troma Alumni James Gunn on set of Tromeo and Juliet


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.

Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead on the Manhattan set of Tromeo and Juliet


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.


Event/Venue Details:
Tromeo & Juliet., 107 min
Saturday, October 15, 2:00 p.m.

T 1 Theatre 1
The Museum of Modern Art Theater
1 11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

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For more information about MoMa Film’s Tromeo and Juliet screening visit the calendar event here:

For more information about MoMa Film and Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film visit MoMa Film program description and see other screening events planned for MoMa’s upcoming calendar:


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