Activities return at the Municipal Cinema in Casa Haas this Saturday, February 5th, at 6:00 p.m. with the screening of the film “The French Dispatch” by director Wes Anderson.
Premiering in the 2021 at the Cannes Film Festival, the film tells the story of “The French Dispatch” magazine editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. (Bill Murray), who dies suddenly of a heart attack. In accordance with the wishes expressed in his will, the publication of the issues is suspended immediately after a final farewell issue, in which three articles from previous editions of the paper are republished, along with an obituary.
Anderson wrote the screenplay alongside his longtime collaborators Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness and Jason Schwartzman. And it’s a uniquely poignant experience that jumps from one story to another with the only common thread being that they all happen to be in the same post. That one cares so much is a testament to the narrative and to the army of seasoned actors who seem more than happy to appear for a few minutes on screen, including Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Mathieu Amalric, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Winkler and Saoirse Ronan.
The film is screened in its original English language with Spanish subtitles. Free admission with limited space. It is worth mentioning that attendees must abide by prevention, health and healthy distance protocols.