Film Series: Wes Anderson’s Comedy-Drama ‘Rushmore’ March 7

| March 7, 2013

The Webster University Film Series presents Rushmore, the second of six films featured in the “Talking Back To The Movies: Wes Anderson” collective on Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. Upcoming screenings of Wes Anderson’s other films include The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.

Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer in Rushmore

RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson, 1998, USA, 93 min)
The dazzling sophomore film from Wes Anderson is equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student—and its least scholarly. He faces expulsion and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Bill Murray, in an award-winning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes, Rushmore defies categorization, capturing the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache.

Trailer:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zVG8aBglVA[/youtube]

Admission is $6 for the general public; $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni;$4 for Webster faculty and staff; and free to Webster students with valid ID.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.

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