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Monday, September 19, 2016

A Weekend with Wes Anderson Film Fest


A Weekend with Wes Anderson Film Fest
September 23rd-Sept 25th

The Northampton Arts Council invites you to a special presentation of three films directed by Wes Anderson starting Friday September 23rd and going through Sunday September 25th at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton. Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou will be projected on the big screen at the recently renovated majestic 19th century theatre, which has the honor of being the oldest municipally owned theater in the United States. “Wes Anderson's mind must be an exciting place for a story idea to be born. It immediately becomes more than a series of events and is transformed into a world with its own rules, in which everything is driven by emotions and desires as convincing as they are magical.” -Roger Ebert If you haven’t ventured into Wes Anderson World in a such a storied setting before, don’t miss out on your chance to feel the magical nostalgia and ambiance created by immersing yourself in a historical theater while the movies take you back in time. A ticket to one movie costs $10 and a VIP ticket for the whole weekend is $20, available at the Academy of Music Theatre Box Office. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite Wes Anderson Movie Character, best costume to each screening will be awarded a prize.

Academy of Music Theatre - http://aomtheatre.com

One Screening: $10 Adults 17+, $8 Seniors/Vets/Students (w/ID), $5 Children 12 & Under  

VIP Pass*: $20 Adults 17+, $16 Seniors 65+/Vets/Students (w/ID), $10 Children 12 & Under
* Good for all nine screenings (no-refunds, non-transferable)

Purchase Tickets from Academy of Music Box Office: Online, in person at 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060 Tues-Fri 3-6pm.

Screening Times:
Friday September 23rd
5:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
6:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
8:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)
Saturday September 24th
5:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
6:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
8:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)
Sunday September 25th
3:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
4:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
6:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)
Wes Anderson Film Fest, Academy of Music Theatre


MOONRISE KINGDOM

MOONRISE KINGDOM
Focus Features
Rating
PG-13
Runtime
94 min
Release Year
2012
Director
Wes Anderson

Synopsis
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this film tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Cast
Jared Gilman
Kara Hayward
Bruce Willis
Edward Norton
Bill Murray
Frances McDormand



THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Walt Disney Pictures
Rating
R
Runtime
110 min
Release Year
2001
Director
Wes Anderson

Synopsis
Director Wes Anderson and his longtime friend and writing partner Owen Wilson follow up Bottle Rocket (1996) and Rushmore (1998) with this similarly offbeat comedy about a dysfunctional family reunion. Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) was a successful attorney who had three children with his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston), an archaeologist. Each of the Tenenbaum kids was a precocious genius: Chas (Ben Stiller) made a killing as a child investor. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior tennis champ and three-time U.S. Nationals winner. The adopted Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright who won a 50,000-dollar Braverman Grant in the ninth grade. When Royal abruptly left his family, however, it was the beginning of two decades of betrayal and failure that would scar the Tenenbaums for life. Their past resentments are bitterly held against Royal when he suddenly reappears, claiming to have six weeks to live and a desire to reconnect with his family. Typically, Royal's story is a sham, but his presence and sincere desire for absolution soon have a profound effect on the Tenenbaums, who are each dealing with thwarted desires and relationships. Among them are Richie's lifelong love for Margot, who's unhappily married to Raleigh St.Clair (Bill Murray) and Etheline's eccentric engagement to Henry Sherman (Danny Glover), who wishes to marry her. The Royal Tenenbaums also co-stars Owen Wilson and features narration provided by Alec Baldwin. Author: Karl Williams

Cast
Gene Hackman
Anjelica Huston
Gwyneth Paltrow
Ben Stiller
Luke Wilson
Owen Wilson



STEVE ZISSOU

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
Walt Disney Pictures
Rating
R
Runtime
118 min
Release Year
2004
Director
Wes Anderson

Synopsis
The first effort from director Wes Anderson since his critically beloved The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou finds the filmmaker re-teaming with a number of familiar faces, including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Seymour Cassel. Murray plays Steve Zissou, an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), a young man who has joined Zissou's crew after showing up claiming to be the seaman's long-lost son and Zissou's co-producer (and estranged wife), Eleanor Angelica Huston. As the expedition ensues, the two bond and Plimpton falls for a female journalist (Cate Blanchett) who is writing a piece on Zissou. The crew meets a host of obstacles on their journey, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Adding a flair of whimsy to the film's aesthetic, the sea creatures and underwater scenes in the film have been created using stop-motion animation under the direction of Henry Selick, the man behind The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. The ensemble cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort. Author: Matthew Tobey

Cast
Bill Murray
Owen Wilson
Cate Blanchett
Anjelica Huston
Willem Dafoe
Jeff Goldblum






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