September 5th, 2013: Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Cast and Crew:   Roman Coppola (Co-Writer); Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Larry Pine, Harvey Keitel

What It’s About: In 1965, on New Penzance Island off the coast of New England, Khaki Scout Sam (Jared Gilam) runs away with Suzy (Kara Hayward) according to an elaborate plan the pair hatched as pen pals.  Scoutmaster Ward (Edward Norton) organizes his charges into search parties, eventually enlisting local policeman Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis) and Suzy’s parents Mr. (Bill Murray) and Mrs. Bishop (Frances McDormand).  All the while, a powerful hurricane approaches the island…

Why Watch it Today?:  The hurricane hits and the film climaxes on September 5th.  With Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson delivers another of his unique and stylish comedies, enhanced by the period setting and fanciful setting.

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