The Life Cinematic with Wes Anderson: A Retrospective
March 12 - April 3
Series Passes: General - $56 Loft Members - $35
Individual Screenings are regular admission prices.
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In the late ‘90s, Wes Anderson attained a status that most young filmmakers only dream of, by proving that he could work within the Hollywood studio system and still create distinctive, wilfully quirky films infused with an independent sensibility. Still one of the most interesting directors working today, few contemporary artists have mastered as many varied tones as Wes Anderson. There’s the thrilling combination of youthful enthusiasm and disillusionment in Rushmore, the odd balance between wacky fantasy and melancholic regret in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and the juxtaposition of quirky character details with a sweeping vision of New York City intellectualism in The Royal Tenenbaums … and that’s just for starters. Eccentric, compassionate and hysterically funny (not to mention singularly stylish and obsessively detailed), the films of Wes Anderson are one-of-a-kind creations to be savored again and again. All through March (and into April), The Loft Cinema is proud to celebrate the work of a true American original with The Life Cinematic with Wes Anderson: A Retrospective.
One showing only! Saturday, Mar 15th 2014
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Wes Anderson's offbeat comic romance Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.
Wes Anderson’s Odds & Ends
One showing only! Wednesday, Mar 19th 2014
Dive deep into the Anderson archives with a head-spinning collection of off-kilter shorts, commercials, outtakes and other amazing ephemera culled from the camera of the offbeat auteur.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Saturday, Mar 22nd 2014 at 7:00pm and Sunday, Mar 23rd 2014 at 11:00am
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is a hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure about a clever, quick and exceptionally well-dressed fox with a hunger for adventure.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
One showing only! Wednesday, Mar 26th 2014
Wes Anderson’s wonderfully odd underwater adventure tells the tale of an obsessive oceanographer and undersea documentarian seeking revenge on the shark that ate his partner.
The Royal Tenenbaums
One showing only! Saturday, Mar 29th 2014
The epic misadventures of a misanthropic patriarch and his brilliant but spectacularly dysfunctional family as they spiral into glorious chaos.
One showing only! Thursday, Apr 3rd 2014
With his sophomore film, Wes Anderson created The Graduate for the late 1990s with this highly affectionate but wonderfully unorthodox look at the perils and pitfalls of adolescence.