Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 271: Fri Sep 28

Wes-Fest: A Wes Anderson Marathon: Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm

Here's the introduction from the Prince Charles Cinema for their Wes all-nighter: With MOONRISE KINGDOM still charming the pants off of audiences the world over, we couldn't think of a better time to celebrate the live-action work of modern day auteur Wes Anderson. So we're doing just that by screening his first five feature films, back to back, bringing you an all-night movie marathon of perfect symmetry and textural delights. Be sure to book in advance for this one folks. It's in our smaller screen so is sure to sell out in no time at all. You have been warned. WES-FEST - A Wes Anderson Marathon featuring: BOTTLE ROCKET - RUSHMORE - THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS - THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU - THE DARJEELING LIMITED

Chicago Reader review of Rushmore:
'Wes Anderson's second feature (1998) has some of the charm and youthful comic energy of its predecessor (Bottle Rocket), also coscripted by Owen Wilson, but it also represents a quantum leap. Jason Schwartzman plays an ambitious working-class tenth grader who's flunking out of a private school—the Rushmore of the title—because he's too engrossed in extracurricular activities. To make matters worse, he develops a crush on a young widow (Olivia Williams) who's a grammar-school teacher there. His two best friends are a schoolmate who's much younger and a disaffected millionaire alumnus (Bill Murray) who's much older, and part of the lift of this movie is that it creates a utopian democracy among different age groups. Things come to a crisis when the millionaire becomes the hero's romantic rival. Stylistically fresh and full of sweetness that never cloys, this is contemporary Hollywood filmmaking at its near best.' Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here is the trailer.

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