As we reported last night, Hotel Chevalier, the short ‘prequel’ to The Darjeeling Limited, will screen at the Apple Stores in Soho (NYC) and Chicago on Tuesday, September 25th, with special guests.
- In Soho, Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, and Natalie Portman will be on hand to take questions after the movie. The event starts at 9 p.m. (info)
- Roman Coppola will be in Chicago. The screening starts at 9 p.m. there as well. (info)
If you are attending either event, please take your digital camera and send us your photos (edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org, no spaces).
Remember that Fox Searchlight is distributing free passes for screenings of The Darjeeling Limited across the nation.
Devin Faraci, over at CHUD.com (article), thinks Hotel Chevalier really ought to be screened before The Darjeeling Limited, but that it is probably too late to convince Fox. A few days ago, on the Yankee Racers forum, Loraxaeon suggested that we should petition Fox Searchlight to include the short in the national release (thread). Join the discussion.
LAist says that The Darjeeling Limited puts Wes “back on track”:
So if you were a fan of Anderson’s Rushmore or Royal Tenenbaums, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It’s kind of like when you go away to college, and then you come home for the summer. It still feels comfortable, but not quite how it used to. But that doesn’t stop you from enjoying it all the same.
Saturday evening update (6.33 pm): Great feature, from the New York Times Magazine (thanks to leeroy!):