Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson are already inextricably tied together in our minds because of Rushmore, which still knocks us out. And here comes their latest film together, Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, which also features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray. Schwartzman’s voice will be that of Ash, the son of Mr. Fox, who falls prey to his old chicken-stealing ways but only for the sake of his family who are ultimately put in danger because of it. Tonight’s discussion will also include clips from the film, and we’re hoping that since the bar will be open, the Q&A session will examine the mysteries of Schwartzman’s quirky, yet appealing movie star aura. Surely, he has Anderson to thank for that.
Tue., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2009