Wes Anderson Week starts Friday!Apr 02, 2018
Your favorite independent cinema is bringing you more of the kind of movies you love.O Cinema is excited to present a complete retrospectiveof the feature-length films by Wes Anderson.From Orson Welles and François Truffaut to Federico Fellini, some of the most iconic filmmakers in the history of cinema have had a hand in inspiring Wed Anderson's distinctive style into the body of work we so love today. Combining meticulously composed cinematic universes with gorgeous, saturated color palettes, intoxicating musical soundtracks and distinctly memorable characters; Wes Anderson's films have deeply influenced and immensely entertained a generation of moviegoers.As we prepare for the release of his newest film, ISLE OF DOGS on April 6th, we're revisiting Wes Anderson's cinematic oeuvre in a week-long celebration starting this Friday, March 30th at O Cinema Wynwood.We're kicking it all off with a courtyard party, featuring food, drinks, music and more starting at 5:30pm- a perfect way to get the weekend started.THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELIn the far reaches of Eastern Europe in the former Republic of Zubrowka, there once was a grand hotel...THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.Fri, March 30th @ 7pmSun, April 1st @ 9:30pmThe Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouInternationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.A young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor, joins them on their voyage. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.Fri, March 30th @ 9:30pmSun, April 1st @ 3pmThe Darjeeling LimitedThree American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other - to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter painkillers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.Sat, March 31st @ 3pmMon, April 2nd @ 9pmRUSHMORERUSHMORE chronicles a year in the life of Max Fischer, a student at Rushmore Academy, one of the finest schools in the country. Max loves his prestigious school. He is the editor of the newspaper and yearbook; founder of the debate team, the dodgeball society, and the Max Fischer Players; and president of the French club, German club, chess club, and practically everything else. Max is applying for early admission to Oxford. Harvard is his safety. However, he is also one of the worst students in the school. Threatened with expulsion, Max begins a new pursuit: falling for a first-grade teacher. But when Max's tycoon mentor starts an affair with the teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend.Sat, March 31st @ 5pmMon, April 2nd @ 7pmTHE ROYAL TENENBAUMSRoyal Tenenbaum and his wife, Etheline, had three children-Chas, Margot, and Richie- and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster.Sat, March 31 @ 7pmTues, April 3 @ 7pmThurs, April 5 @ 9pmFantastic Mr. FoxMr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.Sat, March 31 @ 9:30pmSun, April 1 @ 1pmThurs, April 5 @ 9pmMoonrise KingdomThe year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.Sat, March 31 @ 1pmSun, April 1 @ 7:30pmThurs, April 5 @ 7pmBottle RocketA bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, BOTTLE ROCKET focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan, an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony and Bob Mapplethorpe to enter the crime business. After their first heist, a bizarrely-executed robbery of a local bookstore, the trio goes on the lam, taking up residence in a border hotel where Anthony falls in love with a maid. When the three buddies decide that they need to return to the real world, they hook up with a master con-man who sends them on a daring - if ill-conceived - mission.Sun, April 1 @ 5pmThurs, April 4 @ 9pmOPENING APRIL 6ISLE OF DOGISLE OF DOGS tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.After Fantastic Mr. Fox, this new work marks Wes Anderson's second animation film. Once again, the director has created a meticulously detailed universe that functions according to its own unique realities and laws. But even when wicked villains appear and brutally hunt down the four-legged friends, the film remains essentially a fable. Miraculously, we are able to understand the animals, whilst almost everything the humans say is translated for us. Atari and his quirky canine companions King, Duke, Rex, Boss and Chief confront us with those most quintessential of questions that concern us all, namely: 'Who are we? And who do we want to be?'The voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel and Frank Wood.ShowtimesFri, April 6 @ 7pm, 9:15pm & 11:30pmSat, April 7 @ 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7pm, 9:15pm & 11:30pmSun, April 8 @ 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7pm, & 9:15pmMon, April 9 @ 7pm & 9:15pmTues, April 10 @ 7pm & 9:15pmWed, April 11 @ 7pm & 9:15pmThurs, April 12 @ 5pm & 7pm
"BEAUTIFUL...filled with exquisite illustrations, whimsical flourishes and nostalgic details"
-The New York Times
"A work of spellbinding loveliness"
-Village VoiceSPECIAL EVENTSAPRIL 6thJoin us Friday night to celebrate the Opening Night of ISLE OF DOGS, Wes Anderson's latest film in the courtyard, in front of O Cinema Wynwood. Things will get loud with the dynamic form and energy of traditional taiko drummers, special brew tea, asian fusion food trucks, and a celebration of Japanese culture. The party will run from 8pm to 10pm so whether you're coming to the 7pm show or the 9:!5pm that night, leave some time to enjoy the festivities on your way in or out of the theater.APRIL 8thDAY OF THE DOGS! Bring your pups to the theater, for our 2:30 pm screening on of Isle of Dogs, and let them sniff out the mystery alongside Duke, Chief, Boss, Rex, King, and Spots. Well behaved dogs welcome in the theater with you to watch the movie! PLUS- we'll be giving out special 'Year of the Dog' fortune cookie doggie treats provided by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company for the best dogs (and we know, they're all the best dogs!) as well as other treats.THE DEATH OF STALINA specialist in black humour whose television and film work includes the scathing political satires The Thick of It, Veep, and the Oscar-nominated In the Loop, Armando Iannucci is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet Supremo and his band of scheming bootlicks. Deploying a wide range of English-speaking actors with an assortment of accents - Cockney, Brooklyn, Liverpool - Iannucci sends a not-so-subtle message that Stalin and his inner circle were a bunch of arrivistes who wound up at the helm of a Cold War superpower.The year is 1953. Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) seems in hale (albeit paranoid) condition, terrorizing everyone, summarily killing off any suspected dissenters, and keeping even his cronies on edge. That comes to an abrupt halt one morning when the dictator is found belly-up on the floor of his office following a stroke. What follows is Iannucci's version of hijinks: the plotting and jostling for power by a group of connivers who cowered under their boss. All of the top lackeys are in contention - milquetoast Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), wiseguy Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), bewildered Molotov (Michael Palin), thuggish Zhukov (Jason Isaacs), and depraved Beria (Simon Russell Beale), with Stalin's drunken son Vasily (Rupert Friend) and jaded daughter Svetlana (Andrea Riseborough) off to the side. They move with the clumsiness of aspirants not up to the job but desperate for it anyway.Within the burlesque of THE DEATH OF STALIN is a timely allegory about venal, unfit leaders and corrupt governance - the kind of comedy that is Iannucci's specialty. It's not hard to imagine similar, if less bloody, events unfolding in a different capital today.ShowtimesFri, March 30 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pmSat, March 31 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pmSun, April 1 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pmMon, April 2 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pmTues, April 3 @ :30pm & 8:45pmWed, April 4 @ :30pm & 8:45pmThurs, April 5 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm"The laughs come in jolts and waves...in a brilliantly arranged mix of savage one-liners, lacerating dialogue and perfectly timed slapstick"-The New York Times"FUNNY...will make you choke on you laughter"-Village VoiceONE NIGHT ONLYMarch 299pmONE NIGHT ONLYMarch 299pmSUPPORT O CINEMABECOME A MEMBER!As a nonprofit cinema, the proceedsfrom our membership program go right back intoincreasing the diversity of our film presentations andevents. An O Cinema membership supports acornerstone of the cultural life of our community-so you can both feel good and do good by joining.Become a member today!