U.S., 2004, 119 min, DCP, Dir. Wes Anderson, Rated R, Buena Vista Pictures

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Friday, 6/16 to Thursday, 6/22

"The director magically conjures emotional dividends in the film's invigorating last moments, which wordlessly celebrate an underrated and truly Andersonian virtue: solidarity." — Time Out

"The resulting film is as much an exploration of fading youth and mortality as it is a dazzling dive into the wonders of the ocean." —Jayne Nelson, Radio Times

Internationally-renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) embarks on an epic quest to hunt down the “jaguar shark” that killed his best friend and collaborator Esteban while reconnecting with a man who claims to be his long-lost son. Wes Anderson’s fourth film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, is an eccentric homage to French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Adding a variety of irresistible new elements to his repertoire, like Brazilian musician and co-star Seu Jorge's infectious Portuguese-language David Bowie covers or the charming 16mm stop-motion footage of fantastical undersea creatures, Anderson further refined his trademark mix of visual invention, oddball charm and genuine heartbreak. Team Zissou itself is rounded out by an all-star cast featuring Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, Michael Gambon, and Bud Cort.

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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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