Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 137: Wed May 17

Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012): Everyman Screen on the Green, 10.30am

This film is part of the Wes Anderson 35mm season at the Screen on the Green (details here) and is also screening on May 13th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Shot on Super 16-millimeter and set mainly inside a 15-mile radius, this fairy-tale period piece (2012) is Wes Anderson’s most intimate film since 
Bottle Rocket (1996) and maybe his most deeply felt overall. It takes place in 1965 on a fictional island called New Penzance, where a 12-year-old orphan runs away from scout camp with a morose girl he considers his soul mate. A group of adults—the girl’s parents (Bill Murray, Frances McDormand), the boy’s scout master (Edward Norton), a local sheriff (Bruce Willis)—organize a search and in the process coalesce into a little family of lonely depressives. As usual, Anderson’s densely imagined mise-en-scene contains many allusions to movies, music, and literature (Benjamin Britten’s orchestral work being a key touchstone); what’s different this time is that most of the cultural references grow naturally from the characterization.
Ben Sachs

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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