A new film festival will celebrate and highlight the work of one of the state’s most ambitious filmmakers.
Slab Cinema will show the works of Wes Anderson, the Texas-based director from Houston.
“We’re big fans of his movies, so we wanted to collect them all together and show them over a two month span,” said Rick Martinez of Slab Cinema.
Anderson’s films consistently feature unusual locations, art direction, dialogue and story lines, but Martinez said what really makes Anderson stand out as a director is that “all of his films have really strong characters in them.”
IF YOU GO
What: Wes Anderson Film Festival
Where: The Monty
When: Friday at dark
Unlike most films at movie festivals, these will be projected on a screen under the stars.
“We’ve tried to match them up with places that work with the movie, so ‘Rushmore’ is a movie about a school, so we’re showing that at San Antonio College. ‘Darjeeling Limited’ is a train film, and that’s going to be on the Hays Street Bridge. And we’re doing ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, so they kind of match the venue with the content,” he said.
Also unlike most movie festivals, this one is free. The first film shows Friday at The Monty in Southtown. The series continues through Aug. 7.
June 1 – “Bottle Rocket,” Monty + Ivy Hall
June 7 – “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” McNay Museum
June 15 – “Grand Budapest Hotel,” San Antonio Museum of Art
June 29 – “Moonrise Kingdom,” SA Botanical Garden
July 6 – “Darjeeling Limited,” Hay Street Bridge
July 14 – “Isle of Dogs,” Hemisfair Park
July 27 – “Royal Tenenbaums,” San Antonio Museum of Art
Aug. 3 – “Rushmore,” San Antonio College
Aug. 7 – “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Travis Park
Jack Morgan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org