Film Series: Anderson’s Acclaimed ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ April 25

| April 24, 2013

The Webster University Film Series presents Moonrise Kingdom, the final film in the “Talking Back to the Movies: Wes Anderson” collective on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. 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.

Moonrise Kingdom

(Wes Anderson, 2012, USA, 104 min.)

The film received critical acclaim and was included throughout the 2012-2013 film awards season, including nominations for Best Original Screenplay (Academy Awards) and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Golden Globes).

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of two twelve-year olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

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


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