We ❤️ Wes! - Picturehouse Spotlight

We ❤️ Wes!

Culture Shock presents a full retrospective of much-loved filmmaker Wes Anderson's work ahead of the release of Isle Of Dogs.

To celebrate the release of Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion extravaganza Isle Of Dogs in March, Picturehouse Culture Shock presents a full retrospective of the much-loved filmmaker. From his low-budget first gem Bottle Rocket to his artfully funny opus The Grand Budapest Hotel come and revel in our We ❤️ Wes! season.

We ❤️ Wes! dates vary at participating cinemas. Explore the season by selecting a title below or scroll to the bottom of the page and select your local Picturehouse.

Isle Of Dogs arrives in cinemas on Friday 30 March 2018.

From Friday 2 February (dates vary)

Bottle Rocket (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson. USA 1996. 91 mins.

Two wacky best friends, Dignan (Owen Wilson, his debut role) and Anthony (Luke Wilson), hatch a 75-year plan and embark on a hare-brained crime spree that revolves around the mysterious Mr Henry (James Caan, magnificently manic). A low-budget gem full of low-key hilarity.

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From Friday 9 February (dates vary)

Rushmore (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel. USA 1998. 93 mins.

Wes Anderson’s wacky, off-the-wall humour hits the spot in this wickedly funny high-school comedy. Max Fischer (Schwartzman) is an audaciously clever prep school kid, editor of the school newspaper, president of most societies, and leader of the drama club. He’s also infatuated with his beautiful teacher, Miss Cross. In a bid to win her affections he not only gets himself expelled, but also makes an enemy of his best friend.

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From Friday 16 February (dates vary)

The Royal Tenenbaums (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Seymour Cassel. USA 2001. 110 mins.

Episodically unfolding like chapters in a book, The Royal Tenenbaums is guided by the wry narration of Alec Baldwin as the film moves between short, sharp and hugely enjoyable comic vignettes.

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From Friday 23 February (dates vary)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett. Owen Wilson. USA 2004. Running time 118.

Anderson’s fourth feature is an absolute delight from beginning to end, and confirmed the young director as one of contemporary American cinema’s brightest voices. Endlessly inventive (the astonishing animation sequences come courtesy of Henry Selick, The Nightmare Before Christmas) and with an attention to detail second to none (including vintage Adidas trainers for the whole crew), the visionary director also, as is his custom, pulled together an exceptional cast, and even threw in Portuguese music by David Bowie.

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From Friday 2 March (dates vary)

The Darjeeling Limited (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan. USA 2007. 104 mins.

In this characteristically distinct and meticulously executed comedy about adventure and friendship from Wes Anderson, three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train journey across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with one another, to become the close-knit kin they used to be again.

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From Friday 9 March (dates vary)

Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe. USA 2009. 87 mins.

Fantastic Mr Fox is visionary director Anderson’s first animated film, in which he uses handmade stop-motion animation to tell Roald Dahl’s bestselling children’s story. Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman). But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. 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.

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From Friday 16 March (dates vary)

Moonrise Kingdom (12A)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton. USA 2012. 94 mins.

Indie poster-boy Wes Anderson returns to live-action filmmaking three years after Fantastic Mr Fox with this characteristic ensemble piece. Set in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows 12-year-olds Sam and Suzy, who flee their cosy New England coastal town in an impulsive gesture of pre-teen romance.

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From Friday 23 March (dates vary)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (15)


Director: Wes Anderson.
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Edward Norton. USA/Germany 2014. 100 mins.

Boasting a typically starry cast, the latest from writer-director Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) centres on the titular hotel, its savvy concierge (Ralph Fiennes), his lobby boy, and their frantic adventures following the bequest of a priceless painting. Glorious fun.

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Find your cinema…

Crouch End Picturehouse

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

Greenwich Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse

Picturehouse Central, London’s West End

Ritzy, Brixton – On sale soon

Stratford Picturehouse, London – On sale soon

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Cameo, Edinburgh

Exeter Picturehouse

Cinema City, Norwich

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

Harbour Lights, Southampton

Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse

City Screen, York

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