2009. USA. Dir: Wes Anderson. With George Clooney, Meryl Streep. Animated. 88 min.
Bored with subterranean home life and yearning for his wild criminal past, Clooney’s titular canid plans one last big chicken heist that upends his whole community. The bespoke stop-motion world feels (quite literally) made for Anderson’s stylistic quirks – as reconfirmed by the recently released Isle of Dogs.
2001. USA. Dir: Wes Anderson. With Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston. 109 min.
Family dysfunction, thy name is Tenenbaum. An unexpected reunion sends the over-privileged clan into a whirlwind, as the three siblings – former prodigies, now grown and bitter adults – grapple with failure and forgiveness amidst Anderson’s signature meticulous twee.
“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.”
Come on down to Film Hall TONIGHT at eight to watch The Life Aquatic, Wes Anderson’s masterful tribute to Jacques Cousteau. We got comfy couches, we got a room of requirement, and we got a GIANT projector screen!
Date: Monday, November 22nd Time: 8:00 PM Place: Film Hall (in the basement of Nics 6) Cost: absolutely nothing