This weekend at the Inwood Theatre sees a return to the big screen for the precocious Max Fischer, Rushmore Prep student and founder of the Rushmore Bombardment Society, who falls in love with a teacher and quickly demonstrates the damage someone can do when the woman he loves breaks his heart--especially when he's armed with a pair of bolt cutters and a beekeeper's outfit. Rushmore was the debut for actor Jason Schwartzman, and the beginning of a resurgence for Bill Murray. But one of the movie's greatest accomplishments is its brilliant use of nearly forgotten pop gems left over from the British invasion. You're not likely to meet two people who have the same favorite scene in Rushmore, and with good reason; it is easily Anderson's bestest and greatest, from the first sequence of Max's extracurricular activities to the scene where he tries to make a tree fall on Herman and everything in between. My favorite is when Max is ambushed by Dirk Calloway, his friend-turned-enemy, and a gang of costumed kids. Even Wes Anderson-haters, when they sit in dark rooms and no one else is around, admit the greatness of Rushmore. If you've never seen it before, find out why midnight Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Tickets are $10. Call 214-764-9106.
Aug. 13-14, 2010