In the rotunda, you’ll create art, drink wine, and connect with other museum visitors as you play, create, and interact. Afterwards, you’ll attend a related film screening in the museum’s auditorium. 21+.
Art: Decorate a passport-sized notebook with aquatic-themed washi tape to make a travel journal suitable for your summer adventures on land or sea. Once finished, we’ll give you your very own Team Zissou pencil to track jaguar sharks, plot rescue missions, or keep notations of your favorite David Bowie lyrics.
Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Director: Wes Anderson | 2004 | USA | 119 minutes | Rated R
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.
Esquire describes The Life Aquatic as “a divisive dramedy about a depressed, over-the-hill deep-sea explorer-documentarian… the black sheep of [Wes] Anderson’s filmography and a commercial flop, an absolute mess, with a meandering plot and cutesy vignettes that teeter toward art-house silliness.” Yet, continues the magazine, “even if The Life Aquatic is scattered, it’s propelled by manic curiosity, unfolding its secrets through multiple viewings.”
We wholeheartedly agree. With a script co-written by indie darling Noah Baumbach and a cast that includes a melancholic Bill Murray, the unapproachable Anjelica Houston, and supporting parts played by Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett, and Anderson regular Owen Wilson, and a soundtrack of magical David Bowie covers sung in Portuguese by Seu Jorge, we think that The Life Aquatic is worth another visit.
6 pm art making, 7 pm film screening
$16 / $14 Brooks members & students with valid ID / Free with VIP Film Pass Wine and art-making supplies included.
Tickets are available online until 2:30 pm the day of the screening or 2:30 pm on Friday for weekend matinees. Tickets are also available at Visitor Services, or by calling 901.544.6208 during regular business hours. Unsold tickets are also available in the rotunda immediately preceding a screening.