It’s just a Wes kind of week. To coincide with next week’s U.S. opening of his Moonrise Kingdom, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York is launching a complete retrospective of Wes Anderson’s feature films, called Wes Anderson’s Worlds (May 18–27). It’s a rare chance to see all of these heartfelt and visually inventive comedies—most of them made in the wide CinemaScope format—on the big screen. Mark your calendars for Rushmore (May 18 and 20), Bottle Rocket (May 19 and 20), The Royal Tenenbaums (May 19 and 20), Fantastic Mr. Fox (May 26 and 27), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (May 26 and 27), and The Darjeeling Limited (May 26 and 27), as well as a special preview screening of Moonrise Kingdom (May 22), open to museum members only. As a bonus, Anderson has created a special video introduction that will be shown before each of the films. All this plus a special showing of Orson Welles’s rarely projected masterpiece The Magnificent Ambersons (May 19), one of Anderson’s favorite films and a direct influence on Tenenbaums. Check out a clip from chapter one of the latter hilarious and touching tale of dysfunction below.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.