Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NOLA Drive-In screens Bottle Rocket

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Writer/director Wes Anderson's best work includes the funny and offbeat Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007) followed but weren't as fresh. Fans may also be familiar with his earlier film Bottle Rocket (1996), which starred Luke and Owen Wilson (who co-wrote it). It's a great relatively low budget (for Hollywood), quirky first feature, which has Anderson's signature offbeat but strangely impassioned characters. Anthony (Luke Wilson) and Dignan (Owen Wilson) are upper-middle class slackers who want to become accomplished small time crooks, but they're probably a little too polite and un-focused for the business — unless they can get a little guidance.

NOLA Drive-In screens the film Saturday night at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of the former Schwegmann's grocery at 300 N. Broad Street. There's a suggested donation of $4. Food and beer will be available. Gates open at 6 p.m.

NOLA Drive-In screened Down By Law at the same location in April.

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