WED – 12-2-2015 – 7:00 PM
$10 ($7 ASF Members)
Directed by Wes Anderson (U.S., 2001). Three siblings, all former child prodigies, reunite at their family home when their father, Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman), announces he is terminally ill.
The carefully stylized house quickly becomes as much a character as the family itself, as in Hammershøi’s paintings of his wife and their Copenhagen apartment.
About the Director
Wes Anderson (b. 1970) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Anderson attended the University of Texas where he majored in philosophy. During his studies he attended drama seminars with Owen Wilson, with whom he later wrote screenplays for short films, including Bottle Rocket (1994), which starred Wilson and his brother Luke. The short was later turned into a feature-length film in 1996.
Anderson’s films, known for their distinctive visual and narrative style, include Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), an animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. He received the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2015.
About Painting Cinema
A century after his death, Vilhelm Hammershøi’s singular vision continues to resonate with that of contemporary artists, writers, and filmmakers.
This film series looks at a selection of films that highlight his aesthetic and reimagine some of his central themes.