I Heart Houston: RUSHMORE with Jason Schwartzman in person!
|Starring||Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
We love our city. We also love that our city has been the setting for quite a few incredible films. We celebrate Houston's place in cinematic history with a series of films that - while completely different from one another - make us proud to be Houstonians!
Wes Anderson is a local kid who did good. Did really, really good. His latest film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, is enjoying immense success and an Academy Award nomination for its screenplay. Fifteen years ago, though, Anderson was doing the festival circuit with his Houston-shot film RUSHMORE, a comedy that propelled Anderson and the film's star Jason Schwartzman into the mainstream success they've been enjoying since.
Jason Schwartzman stars as Max Fisher, a troubled young man who battles with a friend-turned-romantic-rival (played by Bill Murray) for the affections of Rosemary Cross, a widowed first grade teacher. RUSHMORE is the quintessential Wes Anderson film - gut-bustingly funny, irresistibly touching and singularly the vision of the filmmaker. As Fisher faces off against the world - determined to prove his worth against an insurmountable indifference from those around him, Anderson and Schwartzman create the type of rich, vibrant character that it takes actors years to be able to pull off. Pretty good for a film debut, right?
It is our extreme pleasure to put RUSHMORE back on the big screen - where it belongs - with Jason Schwartzman live in person. We will help present an award to Jason in recognition of the film's 15th anniversary.