Second Annual Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel

Last year the gang at Reservoir Geeks sponsored an event to save the Days Inn Hillsboro (Texas) where the motel scenes of Bottle Rocket were filmed.

This year they are doing it again:

Just as we did last year, we are having a get together at the Bottle Rocket Motel in Hillsboro, TX on July 21st!
Alamo Drafthouse will once again be presenting the film (information coming soon).
-Room 212 Auctioned Off (Coming Soon).
-Location Tour(s).
-Costumed Guests Welcomed and Encouraged.
-Much, Much More!

We look forward to seeing you there.

CALL 254-582-3493 TO BOOK YOUR ROOM!

On the run from Johnny Law. It ain’t no trip to Cleveland!

The Guardian’s Interview of Wes

The Guardian has a nice interview with Wes regarding his style, his critical reception, working with children, and his frequent collaborators. Regarding the last, he says:

“I don’t think any of us are considered ‘normal’ people,” he says. “It’s probably more a family of crazy uncles. But there’s an energy that comes from people who are friends. Whatever chemistry is on set is going to be there in the movie, and you want some electricity that you don’t really control.”

The rest of the interview can be read over at The Guardian.

Friday News Round-Up (5/11/12)

Save the Bottle Rocket Motel Event Report Round-up

The efforts to “Save the Bottle Rocket Motel” culminated last Saturday with a fund-raiser screening of the film at the Days Inn in Hillsboro, Texas, sparked by Bottle Rocket fans Andy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin, and organized by the Alamo Draft House. Bob Musgrave himself showed up to support the effort, and we have several video reports of the event, along with Draft House owner Tim League’s introduction to the film, after the break.

Continue reading “Save the Bottle Rocket Motel Event Report Round-up”

Rolling Roadshow Bottle Rocket tickets now on sale!

From the Alamo Blog:

The RRS will take place at the Day’s Inn at 307 South East I35 Hillsboro, TX 76645. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on this page! If you would like to stay at the motel, DO NOT book through Day’s Inn, but instead go HERE for details!

Wes Anderson’s debut feature has long held a special place in our hearts. There are so many reasons to love BOTTLE ROCKET, but mostly we love this heist comedy about  a trio of young, shiftless Texans in existential crisis trying in vain to become hardened criminals because it’s damn funny. So, when we heard that the Days Inn on I-35 in Hillsboro, Texas — a major location in the movie — was in danger of shuttering forever we knew we had to step up and join our friends from Reservoir Geeks in their efforts to save the iconic indie film location.

So, join us on July 9 for a very special Rolling Roadshow presentation of BOTTLE ROCKET on the grounds of the motel where Anthony, Dignan, and Bob hide out in the movie! Plus, “Bob” himself, Mr. Robert Musgrave, will join us in person for the show! And, we’ll have special limited edition posters commemorating the event from Mondo available for sale (with a portion of the proceeds going to support this worthy cause, of course).

Finally, you can help support the cause (and save yourself a long bleary-eyed drive home) by staying at the Motel! Get the special details about booking room here.

On the run from Johnny Law, it ain’t no trip to Cleveland.

Screening of Bottle Rocket added to motel sleepover

Great news. The Alamo Drafthouse is bringing their Rolling Roadshow to the Days Inn-Hillsboro sleepover on July 9th. According to the Dallas Observer Unfair Park blog:

And today, we can officially announce at least one significant bit of breaking news: The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse has added a Bottle Rocket screening to the July 9 sleepover at the Days Inn in danger of shuttering thanks to franchise fees too big a burden for the motel’s owners…

So. Look for the poster here when it’s available; by then maybe Bob Musgrave will have given me a firm yay on whether he can make the trip down with me that night.

More soon…

“Save the Bottle Rocket Motel” event [updated]

Last updated: 27 May 2011, 10:30 pm

Bob stole his car! Last evening, we reported that Texans Andy and Chris were organizing an event to “save” the Days Inn Hillsboro (TX) where parts of Wes Anderson’s first feature, Bottle Rocket, was filmed. Great news: The Dallas Observer has picked up on the story [update: so has The Onion AV Club]. Robert Wilonsky reports:

[Motel co-owener] Bina did not know about the event, which yesterday appeared on The Rushmore Academy website. And she is grateful: “I guess God is listening to me,” she says, again with a laugh. But she’s not sure June 25 is the best date: That, she says, is when the corn harvesters usually arrive — the one time of the year she can count on business. Then again, even that sure thing is far from one now.

In response, Andy and Chris have moved the event to July 9th. Check out the Facebook invite. Be sure to call the hotel directly to book your room (254/582/3493).  To plan your trip itinerary, check out the Bottle Rocket tour site.

Continue reading ““Save the Bottle Rocket Motel” event [updated]”

[the films of] Wes Anderson – Video

I’m not sure how we missed this, but YouTube user keesvdijkhuizen has been creating film compilations every month as part of a yearlong series, tackling contemporary auteurs like Sofia Coppola and David Fincher. The most recent of these compilations is for, naturally, the films of Wes Anderson.

(via /Film)

The Musical Wes Anderson: The Rolling Stones – “2000 Man”

We’ve been off for a month, and for The Musical Wes Anderson‘s triumphant return we’re going back all the way to a seminal moment in Wes’ very first feature film.

Continue reading “The Musical Wes Anderson: The Rolling Stones – “2000 Man””