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  • THE WES ANDERSONFILM FESTIVAL 2011At the Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds19-24TH DECEMBER 2011INFORMATION/BIO BOOKLET

  • An information guide about The Wes Anderson Film Festival: 19-24th December 2011, at The Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • THE FILMS TO BE SCREENED INCLUDE:

    BOTTLE ROCKET (1996, followed after 1994 Bottle Rocket)

    RUSHMORE (1998)

    Between the 19th-24th December 2011, The Hyde Park Picture House proudly presents the films of renowned American Art House Director, Wes Anderson to celebrate fifteen years of feature films- from the acclaimed Bottle Rocket to the hugely successful adaption of British Novelist Roald Dahls 1970s classic tale, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    THE FILMS

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    Book seats early to avoid potential disappointment.

    THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001)

    THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004)

    THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007, followed after 2007 Hotel Chevalier)

    FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009)

  • 4THE TIMESPlease note: All films in the Festival start promptly at 21:00 as the films shown are recommended for an adult audience. All film certificates are found alongside the screening times (left), and due to screening guidelines, these are imposed strict rules upon attendance to the Festival.

    We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment.

    BOTTLE ROCKET (15)& BOTTLE ROCKET 94 21:00 running time approx 99 mins

    RUSHMORE (15) 21:00 running time approx 89 mins

    THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (15)21:00 running time approx 123 minutes

    THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (15) 21:00 running time approx 114 mins

    THE DARJEELING LIMITED (15)21:00 running time approx 100 mins

    FANTASTIC MR. FOX (PG) 21:00 running time approx 83 mins

  • 5THE PRICESAll prices for film screenings can be seen below (right). Prices apply to each individual film in the Festival- every film at same cost price per person/viewing.For information, details, advice, or booking information please contact The Hyde Park Picture House admin/box office on:

    E: admin@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.ukT: 0113 275 2045

    FILM PRICES (INCLUDES CHOICE OF STALLS OR BALCONY)CONC BALCONYCONC FHPPH STALLS/ BALCONYCONC STUDENT STALLSCONC SENIOR STALLSCONC DISABLED STALLSCONC LEEDS CARD STALLSADULT STALLS/BALCONYCONC CHILD STALLS/BALCONY

    5.504.004.504.504.504.50

    5.80/6.304.00/4.00

  • 6THE VENUEnow owned by Leeds City Council as part of the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House Limited. This independent company within the council is dedicated to preserving, and securing the future of three of Leeds most historically and culturally significant venues, the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, The City Varieties and the Hyde Park Picture House. The Board of Trustees,

    In August 1914, during the outbreak of War, the Hyde Park Picture House was built in preparation for its opening night on 7th November 1914, named as The Cosiest in Leeds-the reputation it still lives up to today.The Grade II listed single-screen cinema seats 275 with both stall and balcony seating is situated in the vibrant student area of Leeds city centre- Hyde Park.

    In 1989, The Hyde Park Picture House was threatened with closure (due to the popularisation of home video and cinema chains), but was saved by the Leeds City Council.The Picture House is

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    trustees. Two further independent trustees are being recruited.

    Despite the dawn of multiplex cinemas, and mainstream blockbuster movies, the independent picture house is still a

    thriving landmark of the local community- now proudly showcasing a variety of genres and styles of film- from art house foreign language, Future Shorts Film Festivals and Pixars award-winning, globally

    acclaimed animation- Toy Story 3 in 3D.Events and specialist film nights also include:

    - Creature of the Night, 11PM Screening- Bring Your Own Baby,4, Baby gets in for free!

    Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House Ltd. The Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (charity no 500408).It is governed by its memorandum and articles of association. The Board of Trustees comprises five elected members of Leeds City Council, one of whom is Chair of the Board, and two independent

  • 8THE MAPNotable points of interest/visual guides when travelling from Leeds City Centre (train station) to The Hyde Park Picture House:

    - Leeds Town Hall- Leeds Metropolitan Broadcasting Tower - Leeds University Parkinson Building - Leeds College of Art-Hyde Park-Hyde Park Corner-Makkah MasjidMosque

    Within your mailshot pack, you will find enclosed a pocket-sized fold-out map to help guide your way to Wes Anderson Film Festival at The Hyde Park Picture House.The map contains all information necessary about making your way to Leeds by foot, car, rail or air as well as both an illustrative map and written directions, so you can ensure that your journey is travelled with ease.

    For more information and/or direction, please ring/email the admin/box office staff at The Picture House on:

    E: admin@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.ukT: 0113 275 2045

  • 9THE CITYOften lovingly referred to as Little London and The Knightsbridge of the North Leeds has plenty to offer for both its residents and visitors alike. When attending the Film Festival why not spend some time in the city to enjoy the shopping, culture and eccentricities of the North with a fantastic range of leisure activities and events available every day.

    With twenty-one major hotels to choose from, including Malmaison, Travelodge, Ibis and Hilton you can attend the Film Festival with a good nights rest. The vast majority of the hotels will be

    within walking distance from the city centre and the train station, and the Picture House itself- many will also offer a private and secure car parking service/facility.Ensure that you book hotels well in advance to

    avoid disappointment in booking availability, and research the local area and specific locations with care.

  • Through the followingfifteen years, Anderson has continued to reflect on life and experience within his films, attracting audiences with his heartfelt scripts, revolutionary cinematography and balance of style and substance.Anderson now lives in New York, where it is said that he indulges in his love of theatre culture.

    Born and educated in Texas, USA, Wes studied Philosophy at the University of Texas, however, it was when enrolling onto a play writing course that his true talents were discovered. Meeting English undergraduate, future life long friend and collaborator, Owen Wilson, in these lessons their career began with a short 1994 film Bottle Rocket, also featuring Wilsons brother and actor,Luke Wilson.

    On its release, it was highly praised- perhaps none more so than Director Martin Scorceses compliment in Esquire Magazine, claiming Anderson to be The next Martin Scorsese.

    THE BIO

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  • THE STARSWes Anderson is perhaps best known for his collaboration with certain actors within his films- starting in 1994 with his Bottle Rocket collaboration with Owen Wilson, he has gone on to work with many great names including Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston and Jason Schwartzman, to name a few, many of whom have gone on to make repeat appearances.

    The table above notes the collaborations that Wes Anderson has undertaken with

    ERIC CHASE ANDERSON (BROTHER)ANJELICA HUSTONBILL MURRAYJASON SCHWARTZMANOWEN WILSON

    5/64/65/63/66/6

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    various actors, and the number of collaborations throughout their filmmaking history-

    documenting the most repeated and/ornotable partnerships.

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    THE SHOTS

    Along with stunning soundtracks, wonderful acting collaborations, and a key sense of style- one of the cinematic features that Wes Anderson is most recognised for is his use of rostrum shot photographic angles (such as the image featured on his page). The downward-facing, animation rig-like angle provides a unique cut away- often used to highlight important documents within the films-such as the

    title sequence of The Royal Tenenbaums where upon the book it aspires to be is withdrawn from a library; or the nostalgic look at Ned Plimptons letter he wrote to personal hero, (and, at a later date,

    a Father figure) Steve Zissou, as a child. This cinematic device is used consistently throughout Wes work and provides not only for a unique and rare opportunity within film to see an object glorified or highlighted in such a way, but also to distinguish each of the film as a Wes Anderson film- to notice and recognise the auteur qualities he portrays throughout his filmic body of work.

  • THE TYPEWes Anderson is well-known for his love and application of the typeface Futura within his films- often compared to legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, etc) for his addition of the Futura family within sets and integral shots in the film(s).

    However, no director utilises Futura to the extent that Wes does-

    For example, in the case of Wes Andersons latest feature film, the animation of Roald Dahls classic childrens tale, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Futura is seen 149 times with the 83 minute film- an average of the typeface being utilised

    every 33.51 seconds. The typeface is also used for defining characters and families as found, for example, in The Royal Tenenbaums- where upon the Tenenbaum family are distinguished by varying

    weights of Futura (Bold , Medium, Italic) whereas outside characters, (such as accountant and love interest Henry Sherman) are often represented by Helvetica.

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    THE MUSICBritish Rock music also plays a hug

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