Ciné-Club: Rushmore (A Month of Wes Anderson)

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We hardly need a pretext to show Wes Anderson's films - he's created an instantly recognisable universe, with strikingly sophisticated sets, quirky characters we love to hate, and narratives that follow their own fanciful logic.  In January we'll be showing four of his films, starting with Rushmore, Wes Anderson's second feature film (and first critical success), co-written with Owen Wilson and starring Bill Murray and the then-17-year-old Jason Schwartzman. 

Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

A year in the life of Max Fischer, the most active - and worst - student at the prestigious Rushmore Academy. 

"Along comes Rushmore, and, well, I don't know what the hell it is exactly, except that it's a work of loopy, original comic genius."