Silo Cinema presents The Life Aquatic
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|Fri 8 Jun ’12, 5:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: Silo Park, Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Celebrating World Ocean Day, Silo Cinema presents The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in association with Sustainable Coastlines. The film screens at 8pm, and food vendors and the container bar open from 5pm.
Wes Anderson brings together his dream team including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Seymour Cassel. Murray plays Steve Zissou, an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), a young man who has joined Zissou’s crew after showing up claiming to be the seaman’s long-lost son and Zissou’s co-producer (and estranged wife), Eleanor Angelica Huston. As the expedition ensues, the two bond and Plimpton falls for a female journalist (Cate Blanchett) who is writing a piece on Zissou. The crew meets a host of obstacles on their journey, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Adding a flair of whimsy to the film’s aesthetic, the sea creatures and underwater scenes in the film have been created using stop-motion animation under the direction of Henry Selick, the man behind The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. The ensemble cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort.