WATERVILLE – The Maine Film Center is launching a film series, “(some of) The Best of Wes (So Far),” featuring films directed by Wes Anderson, in anticipation of his upcoming feature, “The French Dispatch “.
Screenings are scheduled for 7 p.m. every Monday through November 1 at 17 Railroad Square. Tickets are available at the Railroad Square Cinema box office or at mainefilmcenter.org.
Monday, October 11, “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001): The aging and absent Patriarch of the Tenenbaums (played by Gene Hackman), a wealthy and eccentric upper-class New York family, returns to the family by faking an illness with the intends to be closer to her now adult children. With Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Billy Murray, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson.
Monday, October 18, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004): Anderson’s fourth feature film stars Bill Murray as an eccentric oceanographer seeking revenge for the elusive “jaguar shark” that ate a member of his crew. The Zissou team, as the team is called, is dotted with favorite collaborators from Anderson, Angelica Huston and Owen Wilson, as well as Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe and Cate Blanchett. This nautical adventure is co-written with Noah Baumbach.
Monday, October 25, “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012): It’s 1965 and the people of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things that are going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-old Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a severe storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of eccentric adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and track down the youths before calamity strikes.
Monday November 1 âThe Grand Budapest Hotelâ (2014): In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel was a popular European ski resort, chaired by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), who prides himself on offering the first – Classy service to hotel guests, including meeting the needs of the many senior women who stay there. Zero, a young lobbyist, becomes Gustave’s friend and protÃ©gÃ©. When one of Gustave’s lovers mysteriously dies, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the prime suspect in his murder.
Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and a mask at all indoor events are required.
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