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Asteroid City (2023)

Opens on June 23

Director: Wes Anderson Run Time: 104 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Jeffrey Wright, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hanks

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Set in a fictional American desert town circa 1955, the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

“an exhilarating triumph of pure style… every delicious, microscopic detail is a delight”

—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

About the filmmaker:

Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker and a true modern day auteur known for his detailed visual and narrative style. He wrote his first stage plays at the age of eight and studied philosophy at the University of Texas. Nominated for seven Academy Awards and a regular at major festivals around the world, his unique projects have been a major influence in independent film. His features include Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and The French Dispatch (2021), as well as the stop-motion animation hits Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Isle of Dogs (2018). His eleventh feature film Asteroid City (2023) had its world premiere at Cannes in 2023.

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