- Pilgrim Memorial Raises Questions
- Liz's Cafe Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award in Their Opening Weeks
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- Sail Aboard a Tall Ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, While She's in Provincetown
- Provincetown's Oldest House, and a Tale of Two Time Capsules
- End of an Era for Adams Pharmacy
- PTown's Best Lobster Roll, Chapter One
- This Day in Boston, 1896, Fannie Farmer's Cookbook is Published - Still a Best Seller
- Box Lunch Clam Chowder Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award
- Dozens of Whales Visit PTown Shores
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
This Week's Hot Ticket - Moonrise Kingdom
We learn that twelve-year-old daughter Suzy (Kara Hayward) had met a sort of kindred spirit in young Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) on the island the previous summer, and the two odd ducks had been writing to each other from the autumn through the spring, hatching a plan to meet again when suzy's family returns for another summer on the island and Sam returns for another summer at scout camp. When they run away together to live in the island wilderness, Sam brings an extensive kit of camping equipment, while Suzy brings six favorite storybooks, stolen from the public library, and a portable record player, stolen from her younger brother.
Sam's consummate skillfulness as a "Khaki Scout" enables him to MacGyver anything the two need as they set out through the back-country, and provides some very funny moments as the two make their way toward a secluded cove tucked away in a far corner of the island. When a storm off the coast escalates to near-hurricane proportions and the forecast turns dire, finding the two run-aways becomes urgent. The police (Bruce Willis as Captain Sharp) and the officious Scout Master (Edward Norton) practically compete against the parents in the search for the kids.
Production Designer Adam Stockhausen has created a unique look for this film, and the costume designs of Kasia Walicka-Maimone add to that look and the general eccentricity of the production. Wonderful, poignant performances of the two young stars further elevate a terrific script by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. Critically acclaimed, this
is the best-reviewed film of the year to date. Don't miss it.
Playing only through Thursday, July 5th, with an extra matinee at 3:15 on the 4th of July, at the new Waters Edge Cinema, found on the 2nd floor of the Whalers Wharf at
237 Commercial Street. Phone 508 487-FILM (3456) for more show times.