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. Click here for the schedule.
“A warm and funny fable … casts a magical spell with Anderson finding a near perfect balance between the humanism and the surreal that imprints all of his work.” –Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
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, Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward), 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 every which way. Filled with the typically warped humor, off-kilter production design, striking cinematography (shot on 16mm film) and whimsical sentiment that can only be described as “Andersonian,” Moonrise Kingdom features a brilliant cast including Bruce Willis as the local sheriff, Captain Sharp, Edward Norton as Khaki Scout troop leader Scout Master Ward, and Bill Murray and Frances McDormand as the young girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. Also starring Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Harvey Keitel. (Dir. by Wes Anderson, 2012, USA, 94 mins., Rated PG-13) Digital