Moonrise Kingdom

A Very Wes Anderson Christmas

Thursday, December 22 | 5:30 pm


In the summer of 1965, on the island of New Peznance, taciturn Khaki Scout Sam Shakusky and sad-eyed local beauty, Suzy Bishop, fall desperately in love. Pursued by Suzy’s parents and the resourceful scouts and counselors of Camp Ivanhoe, the twelve-year-old soul mates flee into the wilderness, while a storm of biblical proportions brews somewhere off the New England coast. Overflowing with eminently covetable mid-century fashion and design, Wes Anderson’s first period feature—co-written with Roman Coppola—features preternaturally assured performances from its young leads, and charismatic supporting turns from Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. Inspired by the remarkable children’s operas of twentieth-century British composer Benjamin Britten, Anderson elevates the folk-theatrical style he pioneered in Rushmore. A monument to the director’s allusive, curatorial sensibility, Moonrise Kingdom is a profound and exacting work of American art cinema with a beating heart of romantic adventure.


Director Wes Anderson 2012 USA 94 minutes PG-13 (for sexual content and smoking) DCP

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