The Life Artistic (a film series): The Royal Tenenbaums

July 21, 2016 / 6:45pm

$8 members + those age 25 & under / $10 non-members
Purchase tickets at the Cinematheque Box Office

This program will take place offsite at: 

The Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art
(11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106)

The Life Artistic: Wes Anderson + Mark Mothersbaugh  

Between 1996 and 2004, Mark Mothersbaugh scored Wes Anderson’s first four features. This series presents each of these acclaimed, quirky comedies (all on 35mm) and hear Mothersbaugh’s unique compositions at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s state-of-the-art Cinematheque.  

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Rated R) 

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Starring: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover
Film Score: Mark Mothersbaugh

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Chas Tenenbaum (Ben Stiller) is a genius in international finance. Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltro) is a Pulitzer-Prizing writer and playwright. And, Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) grew up a tennis prodigy. 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 Royal Tenenbaums is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.