The Life Artistic (a film series): Rushmore

July 14, 2016 / 6:45pm

$8 members + those age 25 & under / $10 non-members
Purchase tickets at the Cinematheque Box Office

This program will take place offsite at: 

The Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art
(11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106)

The Life Artistic: Wes Anderson + Mark Mothersbaugh

Between 1996 and 2004, Mark Mothersbaugh scored Wes Anderson’s first four features. This series presents each of these acclaimed, quirky comedies (all on 35mm) and hear Mothersbaugh’s unique compositions at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s state-of-the-art Cinematheque.  

Rushmore (1998, Rated R) 

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Luke Wilson
Film Score: Mark Mothersbaugh

Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he’s not doing well in any of his classes, but where he’s the king of extracurricular activities – from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there’s very little after school he doesn’t do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he’s on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max’s fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film.