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Wes Anderson Retrospective: Bottle Rocket (1996)

Opens on June 21

Director: Wes Anderson Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1996

Starring: Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson, Lumi Cavazos, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave

Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish

Wednesday with Wes on June 21, 2023

Celebrating the release of Asteroid City (2023), enjoy complimentary admission to Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket (1996) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and join us for a party in The Festival Lounge from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Tickets will be available at the Ticket Center on June 21.

About the film:

Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits.

Best friends Anthony (Luke Wilson), Dignan (Owen Wilson), and Bob (Robert Musgrave) stage a wildly complex, mildly successful robbery of a small bookstore, then go “on the lam.” During their adventures, Anthony falls in love with a South American housekeeper, Inez (Lumi Cavazos), and they befriend local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry (James Caan).

Bottle Rocket (1996) is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers, shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, and the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map.

“Full of surprising warmth and charm, unexpected plot turns and droll characters that bounce off each other in refreshing ways”

—David Rooney, Variety

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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