A Very Wes Anderson Christmas
Presented in 35mm!
Thursday, December 22 | 8 pm
Wednesday, December 28 | 7:30 pm
Captain of the fencing team, founder of the astronomy society, and writer-director of the epic Vietnam War drama, Heaven and Hell, fifteen-year-old Max Fisher (Jason Schwartzman in his feature film debut) has found his life’s calling—attending Rushmore Academy. Between navigating his busy extra-curricular schedule and facing down “life or death academic probation,” Max falls deeply in love with willowy first-grade teacher Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), and befriends lonely millionaire Herman Bloom (Bill Murray), who soon becomes his romantic rival. Filmed at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas—Wes Anderson’s high school alma mater—Rushmore is one of the director’s most emblematic, personal works. Filled with autobiographical and self-referential details, Rushmore combines Anderson’s crisp, meticulous aesthetic with brilliantly understated performances, and a genuine depth of feeling. It also has a killer soundtrack. Museum Films is proud to present Rushmore in 35mm.
Director Wes Anderson 1998 USA 93 minutes R (for language and brief nudity) 35mm