WATERVILLE – The Maine Film Center announces the launch of a film series titled “(some of) The Best of Wes (So Far)”, featuring films directed by Wes Anderson, in anticipation of his upcoming feature film , “The French Dispatch”. The screenings will take place every Monday at 7 p.m. until November 1. 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 City family, returns to the family by faking an illness in a bid to be closer to his now adult children. With Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Billy Murray, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson.
Monday October 18 | “Aquatic life with Steve Zissou” (2004)
Wes Anderson’s fourth feature film stars Bill Murray as an eccentric oceanographer seeking revenge for the elusive “jaguar shark” who ate a member of his crew. Team Zissou, as the team is called, is strewn with stars with Anderson’s favorite collaborators Angelica Huston and Owen Wilson, as well as Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett. This nautical adventure, co-written with Noah Baumbach, features the best of Anderson’s cinema.
Monday October 25 | “Kingdom of Moonrise” (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 happening in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-old Sam and Suzy fall 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, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and track down the youngsters before calamity strikes.
Monday November 1 | “The Grand Hotel in Budapest” (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 providing first-class service to hotel guests, including catering to needs of many older women. that remain there. Zero, a young lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protégé. When one of Gustave’s lovers mysteriously dies, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the prime suspect in his murder.
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The Maine Film Center brings world-class independent films to Central Maine via Railroad Square Cinema, the only Sundance Art House Project theater in Maine and the Maine International Film Festival, a 10-day celebration that draws filmmakers and moviegoers from around the world. whole, and delivering impactful and accessible film exhibition and education programs. MFC firmly believes that art and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community bonds and serve as an economic engine. MFC is a division of Waterville Creates. For more information visit MaineFilmCenter.org.