Wes’s World: Wes Anderson’s BOTTLE ROCKET comes to Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

Bottle Rocket

In Wes Anderson’s first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) “escapes” from a voluntary mental hospital with the aid of his childhood friend Dignan (Owen Wilson). Dignan wants to impress local hood Mr. Henry (James Caan) by robbing a bookstore and getting out of small-town Texas and drags Anthony and their wealthy friend Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) along with him. On the run, they end up at a roadside motel where Anthony falls for maid Inez and causes a rift between his cronies. But one final job, a heist at a local cold storage facility, makes them all realize that they need each other more than they thought. (91 mins.)

Music by The Bubble Cats

Sponsored by 94/7 FM KNRK. Band sponsor: Vortex Magazine.

For more Wes Anderson-related films, check out the Northwest Film Center’s series Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences.


BOTTLE ROCKET screens Thursday, July 31 at 7pm atop Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure (SW 15th & Yamhill).  The film is being presented as part of both our Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences and Top Down: Rooftop Cinema programs.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

Entry for advance ticket holders at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is guaranteed until 8:30 PM. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 PM. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 PM but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 PM) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding. Please, no pets or outside food or drink. Day-of weather updates at nwfilm.org.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Honest Tea, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Car2Go, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are $9 general; $8 student/senior/Portland Art Museum member; $6 Silver Screen Club Friend.

Tickets at the door are $11 general; $10 student/senior/PAM member; $8 Silver Screen Club Friend.


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