WTF Film Club’s Good Timing
On Feb. 29, the WTF film club showed William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet staring Oscar winning Leonardo DiCaprio. When asked if the film was shown in honor of DiCaprio winning best male lead at the Oscars the night before, Riley Gardner replied with, “it was just good timing.” Gardner and Julie Wittrock both run the club together and both watched DiCaprio win at the Oscars. Wittrock and Gardner were not surprised when DiCaprio won. Gardner was actually working at The Screen during the Oscars and recalled how the theater was ecstatic when DiCaprio won. While Wittrock’s favorite DiCaprio movie is Rome + Juliet, Gardner’s is the classic film, Titanic. “Seeing those people who made Titanic possible still active and still winning is heartwarming,” Gardner says fondly. Titanic was the movie that inspired Gardner to get into Film.