U.S., 2001, 110 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Wes Anderson, Rated R, Buena Vista Pictures
"Each character, as ever, is tucked into a shell of his or her obsessions, and yet the filming itself -- the grace of Anderson's draftsmanship, as it were -- binds the figures together into a team." —Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Anderson's third film, and best overall, and one of my favorite movies of all time." —Stephen Silver, Tilt Magazine
With The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson solidified his status as one of the preeminent directors in modern American cinema. Featuring a blockbuster cast that includes Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Angelica Houston, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, and Gene Hackman, the film perfectly balances Anderson's signature dry wit and visual style with moments of genuine sorrow and pathos in this sprawling saga about a broken "Family of Geniuses." When their estranged patriarch, Royal—Hackman in one of his last and best major roles—calls them all together to announce his impending death, they each embark on journeys of self-discovery as they reunite in their childhood home.
Watch Wes Anderson's Asteroid City at Gables Cinema, starting on June 23!
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!