Date(s) - 04/13/2017
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sonora Opera Hall
The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson.
This comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family of eccentric geniuses is exactly the kind of movie America could use. It’s funny, poignant, laced with irresistibly flawed characters and focuses on the power of love in a family.
New York Daily News
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children–Chas, Richie, and Margot–they were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father’s fault. The tale follows the family’s sudden and unexpected reunion one recent winter.
An ironic and absurdist sense of humor pervades the film.
The Royal Tenenbaums received positive reviews from critics. Hackman won a Golden Globe for his performance, and the screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. In a 2016 poll of international critics conducted by BBC, The Royal Tenenbaums was voted one of the 100 greatest motion pictures since 2000.
Join us, April 13th, in the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S Washington St, bring a comfortable chair or use one of ours. There will be beer & wine and a “Royal Cocktail” as well as popcorn, of course! The doors open at 6:00 and the movie begins at 7:00 pm. Cost is $10 and the proceeds will be used for more events downtown.