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ASTEROID CITY (Open Air)

Wes Anderson | 2023 | 104 MINS
USA
Open Air Screening at Priory Park

Wes Anderson dips a toe into the world of ‘50s kitsch. With an incredible cast and beautiful pastel colours, this looks to become one of Anderson’s most dazzling, rich and playfully self-reflective films to date.

EVENT UPDATE - Weather is looking fine. No rain or wind - see you there!

In Detail

Set in a fictional American desert town c.1955. The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space cadet convention (organised to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events, including atom-bomb tests taking place just kilometres away.

Anderson taps into the paranoia of the time, with the government and military involved in the reliably madcap proceedings. Yet he also captures the nation’s aspirations and inventiveness through the teenagers at the convention. “There is so much fun to be had and such delight be taken from this film. Though it seems as light as a soufflé, this is more substantial fare than Anderson has been dishing out recently. It merits second, and possibly third, helpings.” (Evening Standard.)

The outstanding cast includes many of Wes Anderson’s trusted favourites, among them Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Willem Defoe and Edward Norton, joined by Anderson debutants Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Steve Carrel and Matt Dillon. A sure sign that this is the one current director all actors are clamouring to work with. Prepare to submit to Wes Anderson’s unique charm.

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PRIORY PARK OPEN AIR SCREENINGS

Advance Tickets £12.50 (£14 on the day if available)
Kids £5 (£7 on the day if available)
Fri 4 Aug 20:30 (approx) at Priory Park

- The only open-air events where the films are screened from equipment just like that in a cinema. (Not from a DVD/BluRay).
- The Screen is huge.
- The screenings take place at Chichester's beautiful Priory Park.

Book early.
Gates open 19:00
Films start at Dusk (app. 20:40)
Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies.
Fenwick's Café will be open for Drinks & Snacks

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