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Friday, Sep 24, 2021 7:00 PM
Dir. Wes Anderson | USA | 1996 | 91 min. | R | DCP
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General Admission General Admission - $11.00
General Admission Senior - $9.00
General Admission Child - $9.00

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Part of Heist!

Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with co-writer Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits. Best friends Anthony (Luke Wilson), Dignan (Owen Wilson) and Bob (Robert Musgrave) stage a wildly complex, mildly successful robbery of a small bookstore, then go “on the lam.” During their adventures, Anthony falls in love with a South American housekeeper, Inez (Lumi Cavazos), and they befriend local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry (James Caan). BOTTLE ROCKET is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers, shot against radiant southwestern backdrops — and the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map. (Synopsis courtesy of Criterion Collection)

“A confident, eccentric debut about a trio of shambling and guileless friends who become the Candides of crime, ROCKET feels particularly refreshing because it never compromises on its delicate deadpan sensibility.” —Kenneth Turran, Los Angeles Times (1996)

“Like the penny-ante firecracker for which the film is named, the characters in BOTTLE ROCKET turn fecklessness into part of their charm.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times (1996)

“Full of surprising warmth and charm, unexpected plot turns and droll characters that bounce off each other in refreshing ways” —David Rooney, Variety

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