Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Rhode Island-filmed Moonrise Kingdom has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Thursday, January 10
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is delighted to announce that Wes Anderson’s highly acclaimed motion picture, Moonrise Kingdom, which was shot entirely in the beautiful State of Rhode Island, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Screenplay. Premiering to a worldwide audience in the spring of 2012 at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, MOONRISE KINGDOM became an immediate sensation, beloved by the critics who responded exuberantly to Director Wes Anderson’s magical movie. Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, MOONRISE KINGDOM follows the whimsical tale of a young boy and girl (newcomers Jared Gilman and …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Wes Anderson's film, shot entirely in Rhode Island, will make its way to theaters on June 22.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Wes Anderson-directed film"Moonrise Kingdom" will make its way to the Rhode Island big screen later this month with a special, sold-out viewing at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport. The film is expected to open in theaters in Newport and Providence on June 22, reports The Providence Journal. A special showing is scheduled for June 21 at the Jane Pickens Theatre. However, this showing is sold out, according to the theater's Web site. Anderson's film, which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, made its official premiere at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. “What an honor for Wes Anderson, his stellar cast and crew, and Focus Features to open the most influential film festival in the world," said Steven Feinberg, executive director…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wes Anderson's film to present a "visually stunning Rhode Island postcard to a global audience," says the executive director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office.
The Wes Anderson-directed film "Moonrise Kingdom" is slated to open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 16, according to a recent announcement by the Rhode Island Film & TV Office. The film is shot entirely in Rhode Island and the official trailer was released in January. “What an honor for Wes Anderson, his stellar cast and crew, and Focus Features to open the most influential film festival in the world," said Steven Feinberg, executive director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office, in a press release. "We are so proud of all the talented locals who worked on this production and helped make it a reality. Through Wes Anderson's artistic eye, 'Moonrise Kingdom' presents a visually stunning Rhode Island postcard to a global audience…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Wes Anderson film is set to hit theaters in late May.
The release of the official movie trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom" last Thursday brings much anticipation to the Wes Anderson-directed film, set to hit theaters on Friday, May 25. It was filmed throughout Newport County, including on Prudence Island in 2011. The film features an all-star cast, including Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban. Many of these stars, as you'll recall, were spotted throughout Newport and Middletown this past summer. Murray even attended a Newport Gulls game. The film based some operations out of the former John F. Kennedy Middle School in Middletown. "Moonrise Kingdom" follows the tale of a young boy and girl (performed by Jared Gilman and Kara …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Wes Anderson movie was filmed across our area in 2011.
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced this afternoon that Focus Features has issued the release date for "Moonrise Kingdom," the Wes Anderson-directed picture that was filmed across Aquidneck Island in 2011. The film will debut in theaters on Friday, May 25, 2012. The film features an all-star cast, including Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban. Many of these stars, as you'll recall, were spotted throughout Newport and Middletown this past summer. Murray even attended a Newport Gulls game. The film based some operations out of the former John F. Kennedy Middle School in Middletown. "Moonrise Kingdom" follows the tale of a young boy and girl (performed by Jared Gilman …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Middletown’s Esquire Barber Shop plays a leading role cutting the hair of Ed Norton, Bill Murray and others.
Now that Wes Anderson’s filming of “Moonrise Kingdom” is wrapping up this week, local barber Shelly Bowen Shough of Esquire Barber Shop can now reveal the supporting role she played during the filming of the 1960s period film. Shough recreated those crisp, precision cuts and razor straight parts and tight waves held down by Brylcreem that have defined the look of men’s and boys’ haircuts from the 1960s. ("A little dab will do ya!") Her clientele in recent months has included Anderson’s lead actors, Bill Murray and Ed Norton, along with several of the child actors who played Boy Scouts. Murray came in once, while Norton visited four times. “I was bursting to tell,” Shough said Friday at her Rockwood Road barbershop, located just off West …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The "Strike Out Cancer Night" had 725 in attendance, including Bill Murray, currently in town for the filming of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" in Middletown.
The win on Monday night for the Newport Gulls over the Sanford Mainers was a big one. Not only did they have celebrity Bill Murray cheering them on, but it also placed the Gulls first in the NECBL Eastern Division. The theme of Monday night’s game was “Strike Out Cancer Night,” with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Pitcher Jacob Lee started his first game of the season strong. After only allowing one hit and no runs, striking out four and walking four, he was pulled in the middle of the fourth inning and replaced with Dan Zlotnick. “He pitched one heck of a game,” Portsmouth resident and Gulls fan Jason Dunn said. Lead-off batter Kyle Johnson hit a line-drive to center field and was followed by a Robbie Ort single. Both …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Boy Scout Alden Jenkins, 14, finished a rare scouting chore on Monday—working as an extra for the Wes Anderson movie, "Moonrise Kingdom."
Portsmouth's Alden Jenkins, 14, had quite the usual Boy Scout task finish on Monday at Yawgoog Camp in Hopkinton. Jenkins, a member of Troop 1, Portsmouth, was selected to serve as an extra on the movie "Moonrise Kingdom," which is being filmed at various locations throughout the state, including Portsmouth. "It (acting) seems fun," Jenkins said about the experience. "I liked seeing all the famous people, and how they put it all together. I never appreciated before the work it takes (for a movie)." Moonrise Kingdom, the latest from acclaimed writer and director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore), is a story about two lovers who are pursued after fleeing their small New England town. The cast reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s A-…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The "Moon Rise" movie filming was over Prudence Island Friday as cast and crew of Director Wes Anderson's new flick landed on the island.
Acclaimed writer and director Wes Anderson and crew descended on Prudence Island this past Friday to film scenes for the upcoming "Moon Rise Kingdom," a story that revolves around a pair of lovers who flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. The film stars Hollywood big shots Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, among others, and is set to film all over Aquidneck Island and South County for the next two months. Prudence Islanders, not know for their love of attention for the most part, do not seem to be outwardly bothered by the presence of Hollywood. This, according to Bob Balaban, an Academy Award nominated actor for his role in Gosford Park, might have much to do…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Town of Middletown has already received $24,750 in rental income for the JFK School from Feb. 28 to July 15, and the latest agreement would bring in an extra $500 per day for later short-term uses.
Producers for the Wes Anderson film “Moonrise Kingdom” have signed a second agreement with the Town of Middletown that would enable the filmmakers to have additional short-term rental access at the closed John F. Kennedy Elementary School for up to one year after the film production wraps early this summer. Lynn Dible, finance director for the Town of Middletown, said the town received the finalized paperwork on Monday and that this latest locations agreement is separate and apart from the initial lease agreement for the JFK School. The closed school on West Main Road is serving mainly as the film’s primary base of operations and crew offices during the pre-production and principle photography phases. Some classrooms within the JFK School …