Rushmore

Wes Anderson’s career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town

What’s the best thing about Wes Anderson’s Rushmore?

A.) The killer British-invasion soundtrack;

B.) Jason Schwartzman’s career-launching performance as eccentric schoolboy Max Fischer;

C.) Bill Murray’s acting-comeback-launching performance as Fischer’s friend/foe Herman Blume;

D.) The witty script that brought it all together; or

E.) Houston.

We’re going with “E,” simply because Houstonians don’t get many opportunities to claim hip flicks (Logan’s Run, Reality Bites and the yet-to-be-released Tree of Life starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt pretty much make up the list). Rushmore, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, was filmed around Anderson’s hometown of Houston. A majority of the scenes take place at St. John’s School, the private academy Anderson attended before going on to create box office smashes like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic. See where he got his start, both educationally and Hollywood-ally, at 7:30 p.m. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit www.discoverygreen.com. Free.
Fri., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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