The Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr.Fox

Okanagan College’s “(Contemporary) Classics at the Classics” series continues with film screenings at the historic Salmar Classic every Monday night during the month of March. The series explores the greatest films made by three of the most brilliant and distinctive directors working today – Terrence Malick, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Wes Anderson. Each film is introduced by Okanagan College film professor Dr. Tim Walters.
Next Monday night (the 16th) at 5:00pm we are presenting Wes Anderson’s comic masterpiece “The Life Aquatic, with Steve Zissou,” starring Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Defoe and a host of other Anderson regulars. The film follows the misadventures of a once legendary but now down-on-his-luck oceanographer/filmmaker (Murray) as he trys to track down and kill the elusive jaguar shark that ate his friend while trying to hold his messy life together and protect his beloved, eccentric crew from pirates. It’s hijinks on the high seas Wes Anderson style, which means colorful symmetrical images,  bone dry humor, oddball costumes, three legged dogs, an insanely catchy hipster soundtrack (David Bowie in Portugese!), and tragedy that is very, very funny.
And the best part? This film is being generously sponsored by the good folks at Pinz Tattoo who, as well as being Wes Anderson enthusiasts are also very keen to help out the Second Harvest Food Bank, so admission to this screening is FREE for all with a donation of any non perishable food items.  The remaining schedule of films are below.
 Mon. Mar. 16th 5pm: The Life Aquatic*
Mon. Mar. 23rd 5pm:  There Will be Blood
Mon. Mar. 30th 5pm: The Fantastic Mr. Fox*
Mon. Mar. 30th 7:30pm: The Tree of Life*
*Admission free with food bank donation 
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