Venue: Hi-Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland Ave. 63117
Tickets: Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Cinema St. Louis website.
More Info: 314-200-5684, cinemastlouis.org
Cinema St. Louis celebrates American film auteur Wes Anderson with a six film retrospective in advance of the release of Anderson’s newest film, Asteroid City on June 16th. Before the director’s 11th feature is released, Cinema St. Louis will screen Anderson’s first six live action films over the first two weekends in June. The series will kick off with Anderson’s 1996 debut, Bottle Rocket, and culminate with 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom. The full lineup can be found on the Cinema St. Louis website.
“Wes Anderson has a unique voice and vision among American directors and it’s exciting to share these six films that have truly become iconic,” says Brian Spath, operations supervisor for Cinema St. Louis, “you know to expect certain hallmarks from an Anderson film, but his visual style, production design, and sly wit make each film different from the last.”
Anderson has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, including three times for Best Original Screenplay.
Films on Fridays and Saturdays will screen at 7:00 PM, while films on Sundays will screen at 5:00 PM.
For film synopses, see the CSL website
Friday, June 2, 7:00 PM
Wes Anderson, 1996, 92 min., color, DCP
Saturday, June 3, 7:00 PM
Wes Anderson, 1998, 92 min., color, DCP
Sunday, June 4, 5:00 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson, 2001, 92 min., color, DCP
Friday, June 9, 7:00 PM
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Wes Anderson, 2004, 92 min., color, DCP
Saturday, June 10, 7:00 PM
The Darjeeling Limited
Wes Anderson, 2007, 92 min., color, DCP
Sunday, June 11, 5:00 PM
Wes Anderson, 2012, 92 min., color, DCP
Go to https://www.cinemastlouis.org/hi-pointe for more information, showtimes, and online ticket sales.
Cinema St. Louis
For more than 30 years, Cinema St. Louis (CSL) has served as the region’s go-to arts nonprofit for educating and inspiring audiences of all ages through film. Annually, the organization hosts the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) — included among USA Today’s 10 Best “Film Festivals Worth Traveling To” — as well as the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, QFest St. Louis, Classic French Film Festival, and Golden Anniversaries. In addition, Cinema St. Louis seeks to engage younger audiences, exposing them to the possibilities of becoming filmmakers, through free hands-on filmmaking camps and screenings through Cinema for Students.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.