U.S., 1998, 93 min, DCP, Dir. Wes Anderson, Rated R, Buena Vista Pictures


Friday, 6/16 to Thursday, 6/22

Rushmore is an almost indefinable genre of its own. A comedy with a menacing edge? An ironic romance? Hard to call. Anderson, the director and co-writer, and Wilson, co-writer, have a vision like no one else's.” —Desson Thompson, Washington Post

"One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time." —Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a 10th grader at Rushmore Academy, is involved in nearly every extracurricular activity the school has to offer: from school publications to fencing and beekeeping. It all makes sense since he’s applying for early admission to Oxford—Harvard is his safety. There’s just one problem: Max is the worst student in the school and has been placed on sudden-death academic probation. Meanwhile, Max strikes up a friendship with Herman Blume (Bill Murray) that turns into a rivalry as they compete for the affections of first-grade teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). Co-written by Owen Wilson, Rushmore marked the beginning of Wes Anderson’s signature style and was the first of his many collaborations with Bill Murray.

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Join us for a Wes Anderson retrospective series in anticipation of his eleventh feature film, Asteroid City. From June 16 to 22, catch the director's first four films and Fantastic Mr. Fox on the big screen, where they were meant to be seen. Don't miss this chance to delve into Anderson's unique and unparalleled vision before seeing his latest film on June 23!

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