Monthly Feature

The Films of Wes Anderson


In the late ‘90s, Wes Anderson attained a status most young filmmakers only dream of by proving that he could work within the Hollywood studio system and still create distinctive, playfully quirky films infused with an independent sensibility. One of the most unique directors working today, few contemporary artists have mastered as many varied tones as Wes Anderson.

“I don’t think any of us are normal people.” – Wes Anderson

There’s the thrilling combination of youthful enthusiasm and disillusionment in Rushmore, the odd balance between wacky fantasy and melancholic regret in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and the juxtaposition of oddball character details with a sweeping vision of New York City intellectualism in The Royal Tenenbaums … and that’s just for starters.  Eccentric, compassionate and wryly funny (not to mention singularly stylish and obsessively detailed), Wes Anderson’s movies are one-of-a-kind creations to be savored again and again.  This February, on the heels of the release of his latest cinematic confection, The French Dispatch, The Loft Cinema celebrates “The Life Cinematic” of a true American original with The Films of Wes Anderson!