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Friday Flix: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.
(R, 118 min.)


Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00 PM

Backyard Friday Flix @ Mother's
Located at 215 S. Grant

Does any other contemporary filmmaker combine whimsy and poignancy better than Wes Anderson? 2004's 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' is a testament to Anderson's unique and uncompromising vision as a writer and director. Bill Murray stars as the titular oceanographer, leading a stellar ensemble cast including Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, and Bud Cort (Harold from 'Harold and Maude'!). That's a lot of talent in one 118 minute film. The movie also has a hell of a soundtrack featuring Seu Jorge's singular covers of David Bowie songs. Honestly worth the price of admission alone, IOHO. Bring your camp chairs for maximum movie-going comfort. Your $6 admission supports the Moxie Cinema, Springfield's original home for the cinematic arts. Movie starts at sundown. Doggy Style food truck on hand for the grub! [Mother's]

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Starring: Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Seu Jorge, Bud Cort
Director: Wes Anderson
Genre(s): Drama, Action, Adventure, Comedy

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"An exquisitely evocative movie that elevates rueful melancholia to a superpower."

— Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

"The Life Aquatic is a movie deeply immersed in movie lore, and the more seasoned the swimmer the richer the experience."

— Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

"The director magically conjures emotional dividends in the film's invigorating last moments, which wordlessly celebrate an underrated and truly Andersonian virtue: solidarity."

— Jessica Winter, Time Out