Thursday, June 28, 2012
The writer-director showcases his talents and Rhode Island perfectly.
Quirky, unique, bizarre, hilarious, innovative, and genius. These are all words that can perfectly describe Wes Anderson, the writer and director of Moonrise Kingdom. I've always been a huge fan of Wes Anderson's filmography. I own every single piece of work that he has put out. When I found out a film of his was going to be shot in my state of Rhode Island and that I'd be able to see it in the theaters, I became ecstatic. Wes has the incredible talent to be able to create an environment which his characters live in that just seems so natural, to the point that it feels like you're watching a documentary. Moonrise Kingdom showcased that talent the best out of all of his films. Moonrise Kingdom takes place on the fictional small island of …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wes Anderson's film, shot entirely in Rhode Island, will make its way to theaters on June 22.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Wes Anderson-directed film"Moonrise Kingdom" will make its way to the Rhode Island big screen later this month with a special, sold-out viewing at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport. The film is expected to open in theaters in Newport and Providence on June 22, reports The Providence Journal. A special showing is scheduled for June 21 at the Jane Pickens Theatre. However, this showing is sold out, according to the theater's Web site. Anderson's film, which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, made its official premiere at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. “What an honor for Wes Anderson, his stellar cast and crew, and Focus Features to open the most influential film festival in the world," said Steven Feinberg, executive director…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wes Anderson's film, shot entirely in Rhode Island, opened the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday with the Wes Anderson-directed film "Moonrise Kingdom," reports WPRI.com. Anderson's film, which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, also made its official premiere at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. “What an honor for Wes Anderson, his stellar cast and crew, and Focus Features to open the most influential film festival in the world," said Steven Feinberg, executive director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office, previously in March. "We are so proud of all the talented locals who worked on this production and helped make it a reality. Through Wes Anderson's artistic eye, 'Moonrise Kingdom' presents a visually stunning Rhode Island postcard to a global audience.” Starring Edward …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Wes Anderson film is set to hit theaters in late May.
The release of the official movie trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom" last Thursday brings much anticipation to the Wes Anderson-directed film, set to hit theaters on Friday, May 25. It was filmed throughout Newport County, including on Prudence Island in 2011. The film features an all-star cast, including Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban. Many of these stars, as you'll recall, were spotted throughout Newport and Middletown this past summer. Murray even attended a Newport Gulls game. The film based some operations out of the former John F. Kennedy Middle School in Middletown. "Moonrise Kingdom" follows the tale of a young boy and girl (performed by Jared Gilman and Kara …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Middletown’s Esquire Barber Shop plays a leading role cutting the hair of Ed Norton, Bill Murray and others.
Now that Wes Anderson’s filming of “Moonrise Kingdom” is wrapping up, local barber Shelly Bowen Shough of Esquire Barber Shop can now reveal the supporting role she played during the filming of the 1960s period film. Shough recreated those crisp, precision cuts and razor straight parts and tight waves held down by Brylcreem that have defined the look of men’s and boys’ haircuts from the 1960s. ("A little dab will do ya!") Her clientele in recent months has included Anderson’s lead actors, Bill Murray and Ed Norton, along with several of the child actors who played Boy Scouts. Murray came in once, while Norton visited four times. “I was bursting to tell,” Shough said at her Rockwood Road barbershop, located just off West Main Road near the …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Filming began Wednesday at the empty storefront next to Michaels on West Main Road in Middletown.
Frances McDormand, who is best known for her role in the 1996 Coen brothers' film Fargo, was spotted on the Middletown set of Moonrise Kingdom Wednesday afternoon. McDormand was seen walking around 4 p.m. outside the Barnes and Noble on West Main Road on her way to set, which is located inside the empty store next to Michaels. Today is believed to be the first day of filming on the Middletown set. Yellow arrow signs, pointing the way to set, were seen along West Main Road in Portsmouth and Middletown. A rumor about Bill Murray being on Aquidneck Island also circulated around town today. Moonrise Kingdom, the latest from acclaimed writer and director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore), is a story about two lovers who are pursued …