Wunderkind Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a sophomore at upscale Rushmore Academy and the president of myriad school clubs, sees his world turn topsy-turvy when he's smitten with widowed first-grade teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). To win the fair maiden, Max enlists the aid of self-made steel magnate and school benefactor Herman J. Blume (Bill Murray), only to end up vying for her affections with the millionaire industrialist.
The Royal Tenenbaums:
Wes Anderson's New York fairy tale about a dysfunctional family features martini-dry comedy and a superb ensemble cast. The early promise of Tenenbaum child prodigies Chas (Ben Stiller), Margo (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Richie (Luke Wilson) was short-circuited by the flaws of patriarch Royal (Gene Hackman). Despite Etheline's (Anjelica Huston) maternal influence, the Tenenbaums -- now grown -- display mere vestiges of their former potential.
Screenings on 12/19 and 12/20:
Rushmore - 7:30
Royal Tennenbaums - 5:15, 9:30
Added by Night Owl City on November 19, 2005