2012. USA. Wes Anderson. 94 min.
Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2012. USA. Directed by Wes Anderson. Since its premiere on the opening night of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Moonrise Kingdom hasn’t merely garnered rave reviews and a fervent following; it is a bona fide masterpiece that stands alongside Brenon’s Peter Pan, Truffaut’s Small Change, Preminger’s Bonjour Tristesse, Eustache’s Mes petites amoreuses, Anderson’s own Fantastic Mr. Fox, and other film classics of adolescent romance and longing. A wondrous tale of first love set on a magical island populated by Khaki Scouts, lighthouse keepers, and overdue library books, Moonrise Kingdom has all the signature traits of a Wes Anderson film but also deep pools of joy and melancholy, and a kind of earned nostalgia, that render every character vulnerable and tender and restless with imaginative curiosity. Print courtesy of Focus Features. 94 min.