‘Moonrise Kingdom’ to screen as part of Cinema at the State Film Series in Auburn | TheUnion.com

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ to screen as part of Cinema at the State Film Series in Auburn

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center announces as its Cinema at the State Film Series selection for Thursday (Jan. 17) the 2012 romantic comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, “Moonrise Kingdom.”

Warm, whimsical and poignant, the immaculately framed and beautifully acted “Moonrise Kingdom” presents writer/director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this film tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, and Edward Norton, is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The adult cast members are all award-winning/nominated talents, but they are asked (and graciously oblige) to take a backseat so that the two young leads — Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward — can shine. And shine the two youngsters do, as perfect male/female physical and emotional embodiments of the oddball outsider — those luminously eccentric personalities who don’t quite fit the frame of “normality” imposed by American social ideals (and are arguably better off for it).

This film is rated PG-13 for for sexual content and smoking.

Tickets are $8 at the door, with a limited number of seats available for advance purchase online at http://www.livefromauburn.com. Or call the Box Office at (530) 885-0156. The box office opens 90 minutes before show time for each performance.

The performing arts center is located at 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn.

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