CALS to Host Wes Fest at Ron Robinson Theater

Little Rock, AR – CALS Six Bridges Book Festival will be hosting a Wes Anderson-themed event on November 17 and 18 that features five of Anderson’s critically acclaimed and beloved films. The weekend includes a talk with Hendrix College film studies professor Kristi McKim, author of Rushmore, published by BFI Film Classics. This compelling study of the Anderson film offers an urgent corrective to what might be perceived as an endearing portrait of privilege that perpetuates a status quo power. All events and screenings are free thanks to the Six Bridges Book Festival. More information can be found at

Who: Presented by Six Bridges Book Festival, a program of Central Arkansas Library System; sponsored by the Arkansas Cinema Society. Kristi McKim is a Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Hendrix College, where she was awarded the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shivley Odyssey Professorship, honored as the 2014-15 United Methodist Exemplary Professor, and nominated for the CASE U.S. Professors of the Year Award.

What: The Wes Anderson-themed film festival celebrates the filmmaker and McKim’s new book, Rushmore. Themed door prizes will be given away at each film screening. Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker; his films are known for their eccentricity, unique visual and narrative styles, and frequent use of ensemble casts. They often contain themes of grief, loss of innocence, and dysfunctional families.

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

Friday, November 17:

  • 6:30 p.m. Introduction and screening of Rushmore
  • 8:15 p.m. Discussion with author Kristi McKim about her new book, Rushmore
  • 8:45 p.m. Reception

Saturday, November 18:

  • 12 p.m. Screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • 1:45 p.m. Screening of The Darjeeling Limited
  • 3:45 p.m. Screening of The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 6:30 p.m. Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel