“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 of the debate team, the dodgeball society, and the Max Fischer Players and president of the French club, German club, chess club, and practically everything else. Max is applying for early admission to Oxford (Harvard is his safety). However, he is also one of the worst students in the school. Threatened with expulsion, Max begins a new pursuit: falling for a first-grade teacher. But when Max’s tycoon mentor (Bill Murray) starts an affair with the teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend. With Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Luke Wilson.
“A gloriously inventive little comedy about the scholastic and romantic woes of a 15-year-old student at a private academy.” (People Magazine)
“‘Rushmore’ manages to pay tribute to movies as diverse as ‘The Graduate’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ and still brim over with the pleasures of the unexpected.” (Rolling Stone)
Wednesday, October 7 Final screening
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson, 1998 / 93 / PG) When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max’s new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.