In eager anticipation of Wes Anderson's new movie The French Dispatch, we're screening a few of the gems from his back catalogue. Moonrise Kingdom is a beautifully crafted and charring addition to the Anderson universe.
An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As local authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore. Starring Bill Murray and Frances McDormand alongside the usual family of Anderson regulars, Moonrise Kingdom is a perfectly precise and warm comedy of despondent parents, young love and a scout troop.