Film Series: ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ March 28

| March 28, 2013

The Webster University Film Series presents The Royal Tenenbaums, the third of six films featured in the “Talking Back To The Movies: Wes Anderson” collective on Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. Upcoming screenings of Wes Anderson’s other films include The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Moonrise Kingdom.

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.

Luke Wilson as Richie in The Royal Tenenbaums.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
(Wes Anderson, 2001, USA, 110 min)

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption.

Trailer: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMfV72q40U[/youtube]

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

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