In Person Retrospective
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October 3 - 7:30 PM
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regular, commercial theatre when it opens!
THE DARJEELING LIMITED, 2007, 20th
Century Fox, 90 min. Director Wes Andersons newest is an emotional comedy about
three brothers re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Owen Wilson, hopes to
reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant
and sensual landscape of India. With Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. Discussion following with director Wes Anderson and cast
Thursday, October 4 - 7:30 PM
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, 2001, Buena
Vista Picture, 110 min. Director Wes Anderson jumps from intimate character study into the
epic form without losing his keen observational eye. Gene Hackman is both hilarious and
tragic as the patriarch of a dysfunctional family of geniuses who struggle to connect with
each other and the world at large. Aided by a dynamite cast that includes Ben Stiller,
Luke and Owen Wilson, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Anderson tells his most ambitious and
emotionally powerful story to date.
RUSHMORE, 1998, Buena Vista Picture 93 min.
Director Wes Anderson came up with THE GRADUATE for the late 1990's with this
affectionate, but unblinking look at the rewards and pitfalls that come with the naiveté
of adolescence. Jason Schwartzman plays Max, a precocious prep school kid who becomes
friends with disillusioned businessman Bill Murray -- until the friendship is threatened
by both men's fondness for Max's most beautiful teacher (Olivia Williams). In Anderson's
endlessly appealing world, innocence is something that everyone clings to, no matter how
hard the world tries to beat it out of us.
Friday, October 5 - 7:30 PM
BOTTLE ROCKET, 1996, Columbia Pictures, 91
min. The movie that introduced Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers (Owen and Luke) to the
world is a sweet, hilarious combination of coming-of-age tale and heist movie. Owen plays
a persistently optimistic slacker whose dreams of a big score don't quite mesh with his
lack of aptitude for crime, and in the role of elder statesman James Caan plays the mob
boss with whom Wilson and his friends collide. Named one of the Ten Best Films of the 90's
by no less than Martin Scorsese.
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU, 2004,
Buena Vista Picture 119 min. Director Wes Anderson co-writes with THE SQUID AND THE
WHALEs Noah Baumbach. Featuring an all-star cast, this wonderfully strange film
about an oceanographer and hack undersea documentarian (Bill Murray) seeking revenge on
the shark that ate his partner is both hilarious and melancholy. A combination Jacques
Cousteau and Captain Ahab, Murray plans to film his underwater revenge of the infamous
jaguar shark and along for the journey counts many, including his ex-wife (Anjelica
Huston), her ex-husband (Jeff Goldblum), a salty seaman (Willem Defoe), a man who may or
may not be his son (Owen Wilson), the producer (Michael Gambon), and the accountant (Bud
Cort). Cinematography by Anderson mainstay, Robert D. Yeoman.