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Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Astor Theatre

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A typically symmetrical Wes Anderson set piece from Isle of Dogs. Photo Credit: Paul Hudson, on Flickr, bit.ly/2NuevZV, under CC-by-2.0


Discover or revisit Wes Anderson's quirky films on Wednesday nights at the Astor Theatre. The Astor Theatre began screening Anderson's movies in early July. They're gradually working through all of his long films, finishing with his latest release Isle of Dogs on August 29.

Anderson's unique screenwriting and directing have captured imaginative minds all around the world. He is visually meticulous, with shots consistently having rigorous symmetry, detailed organisation and detail, and consistent colour themes.

His movies are playful: they use music, humour and kitsch, which combine to make them fun viewing - but for those who are interested, there is often a deceptively complicated storyline addressing dark themes or important questions.

On July 25 from 7:30 both The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr Fox feature. Darjeeling Limited stars Owen Wilson and tells the high-energy story of three brothers travelling through India by train.

Fantastic Mr Fox is stop-motion animated and tells the story of a fox who lapses from his good behaviour and raids human farms, only to then have to outwit the angry farmers who suppress his community.

On August 8, Moonrise Kingdom tells the love story of a boy scout who escapes his camp to run away with his pen pal, only for everyone in the town to try and stop them.

On August 22, The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the story of a legendary concierge and a lobby boy of a thriving European Hotel, who head on a journey to recover an important painting and a fortune.

The grand finale, Isle of Dogs, tells the story of a boy in search of his dog after the species is banished to Trash Island following a disease outbreak.

For more details or to buy tickets head to the Astor Theatre website.
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Why? Fun quirky films for cheap
When: 7:30pm on 25 July, August 8, August 22 & August 29
Phone: 9510 1414
Where: Astor Theatre, Corner of Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, St Kilda
Cost: $14
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