Asteroid City

New from director Wes Anderson! Typical of Anderson’s multi-genre style, Asteroid City is a science fiction romantic comedy-drama and social satire all in one. It depicts the coming together of a Junior Stargazer convention organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition. Taking place in a wildly colorful, retro-futuristic version of a 1955 desert locale,  the group’s itinerary is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. The star-studded cast includes Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Steve Carell, & Jeff Goldblum. (PG-13, 1h 44m)

“Wes Anderson is a film artist like no other. In defiance of realism, he builds dazzling, minimalist, all-star jewel boxes—easy to spoof but impossible to equal. This Atomic-age fable about teen space nerds and their parents tinges fun with true feeling.” – Peter Travers, ABC News

“Filled with the assiduous visuals, mythic faces and charming curiosities that you expect from this singular filmmaker.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times