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RUSHMORE with a Jack & Soda
July 29, 2017 @ 9:45 pm
“Rushmore has a good deal of content and human qualities to spare, but what makes it such a charming and satisfying experience is its style… For all its lightheartedness, Rushmore reeks of mortality and historical trauma — a paradox made possible by its stylistic fleetness, pumped along by snatches of nearly a dozen British pop tunes of the 60s.” Jonathan Rosenbaum
“I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then…do it for the rest of your life. For me, it’s going to Rushmore.” Max Fischer
“I can write a hit play. Why can’t I have a little drink to unwind myself?” Max Fischer
When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max’s new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.
Dir. Wes Anderson. 1998. 93 min.