An Evening With The Royal Tenenbaums

Columbia College will be putting on Round 10 of its fantastic Cinema Slapdown series this Friday, April 18th. This edition features Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums followed by a spirited debate between Sheldon Patinkin and Tim Kazurinsky (Sweetchuck!) over the movie’s merits (or lack thereof). Previous entries in the series have included CrashIt’s A Wonderful Life, and SuperFly.

We’ve always considered ourselves fans of Anderson’s work (even his commercials) and have greatly enjoyed repeat viewings of this movie in spite of its shockingly dark turn. Where it falls in the cinema canon of “great works” we’ll leave up to Patinkin and Kazurinsky to decide.

Cinema Slapdown Round 10: The Royal Tenenbaums, Friday April 18, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Free Admission, Columbia College Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor. Call 312-344-6708 for more information. (link)

Readers in Chicagoland. If you go, send us a report! 

2 Replies to “An Evening With The Royal Tenenbaums”

  1. I’m so in love with this movie I think I’d have a hard time listening patiently if people were to treat it like a work that shouldn’t be respected.

  2. Oh, wow. I had to make a trip to Chicago in March and I walked past that theater every morning on our way to breakfast. Groovy little ‘hood!

    Margot, I wish I had been there, ‘cuz I flipped a major critic on that particular movie, which is THE one I really put up my dukes about. That critic called me about a year after our conversation after watching it again in a hotel while traveling, and conceded, “Perhaps I judged it too harshly.”

    \o/ Woo! Who wins? Mikey wins.

    I haven’t been successful with TLA or TDL, though … that person is pretty much pissed at Wes at this point.

    Hope you’re well, Edward.

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