Sunday, Mar 5 at 1:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Wes Anderson. 1998, 93 mins. 35mm. With Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams. Set to a British Invasion soundtrack, Anderson’s wickedly brainy comedy pits Schwartzman’s audacious beret-wearing prep school kid Max Fischer against Murray’s deflated rich industrialist Herman Blume, competing for the love of a beautiful teacher. Though Anderson had been a cult favorite for his debut, Bottle Rocket, this was the movie that made him a critical darling. At the center of the film’s unanimous praise was Murray’s alternately hilarious and poignant comeback performance, which had been considered a Best Supporting Actor front-runner until his shocking omission. Nevertheless, Rushmore set the template for the coming millennium for both Anderson’s bold narrative and visual style and Murray’s deadpan brilliance, newly wielded for expert dramatic effect.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.