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Director: Wes Anderson

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

Writer-director Wes Anderson‘s (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU) latest, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. The eclectic, A-list cast includes Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

“It has everything that we’ve come to expect from Wes Anderson-carefully crafted aesthetics, perfect color palettes, and intricate tableaux of actors.” (Chicago Reader)

“I think it’s marvelous from minute to minute.” (Filmweek / NPR)

“The movie is an anthology not only of vibrant magazine stories come to life, but of seemingly everything Anderson knows how to do as a director. For some, this will inevitably feel more like a limit. For the rest of us, it’s one of his best.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

“‘The French Dispatch’ is perhaps [Wes] Anderson’s best film to date. It is certainly his most accomplished.” (The New Yorker)

Thursday, January 20
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Sunday, January 23
Doors 8:25 pm | Movie 8:55 pm Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Wednesday, January 26
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH (Wes Anderson, 2021 / 108 mins / 14A) The quirky staff of an American magazine based in 1970s France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

We’re tipping our hat to one of our all-time favourite actors, Bill Murray (on his birthday!) with a screening of writer-director Wes Anderson’s 2004 comedy THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU. Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team,… Continue Reading

Rushmore

Rushmore

“I saved Latin. What did you ever do?” Wes Anderson’s RUSHMORE chronicles a year in the life of Max Fischer (a career-making debut performance from Jason Schwartzman), a student at Rushmore Academy, one of the finest schools in the country. Max loves his prestigious school; he is the editor of the newspaper and yearbook, founder… Continue Reading

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Writer-director Wes Anderson‘s unique, signature narrative and visual style are front and center in his offbeat 2001 comedy, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; the extraordinary story of one family’s sudden, unexpected reunion. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children–Chas, Richie, and Margot–they were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real… Continue Reading

Moonrise Kingdom

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 off-shore – and the… Continue Reading

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

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 off-shore – and the… Continue Reading

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest… Continue Reading

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

We’re toasting one of our faaaaavourite contemporary writer-directors, Wes Anderson, with a double bill night featuring two of our favourites of his – his first feature, BOTTLE ROCKET (1996) followed by THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007). See one, or see them both for one sweet price! Tuesday, July 11 BOTTLE ROCKET Doors 6:30 pm | Movie… Continue Reading

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

We’re toasting one of our faaaaavourite contemporary writer-directors, Wes Anderson, with a double bill night featuring two of our favourites of his – his first feature, BOTTLE ROCKET (1996) followed by THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007). See one, or see them both for one sweet price! Tuesday, July 11 BOTTLE ROCKET Doors 6:30 pm | Movie… Continue Reading

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

“That was pure wild animal craziness.” Based on the beloved children’s book ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox‘ by Roald Dahl, director Wes Anderson‘s animated adaptation is a delightfully charming and completely entertaining tale of an urbane fox (“vulpus vulpus”) who returns to his former farm-raiding ways and helps his community of animal friends survive the local farmers’… Continue Reading