Thanks to you, and Happy Birthday to Wes

The birthday boy, with Jason and Adrien.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the first event of our Second Wes Anderson Film Festival. It was great fun to watch The Royal Tenenbaums with all of you. The next film in the series, by popular demand, will be The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Today, May 1, 2009, is Wes Anderson’s 40th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Wes! Send along your birthday greetings, videos, and haikus to edwardappleby(at)yankeeracers(dot)org or tweet them @rushmoreacademy! I will post them through the day.

Site updates


First, great news: our Facebook group has reached 1,000 members! Show your school spirit and join!

You can now follow us on Twitter

We are organizing a Wes Anderson Film Festival. A few years back, a group of Yankee Racers met online and watched the films of Wes Anderson together. We are doing it again and need your feedback!

More news:

  • The gallery is back up and working. Send your images and scans to edwardappleby @!
  • The film scripts, press kits, and credits are now available in the library.
  • In addition to the normal radio station powered by, we have added a second channel of music from our Academy Books Music Room (sponsored by Amazon).

And, don’t forget that the Wes Webicon contest is still on!  I will post some new entries later today.