Observatory Cinema: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Sunday 4 July, 6.30pm - 10pm
On the closing night of AND’s Observatory Cinema, join us for an outdoor screening of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). Renowned and eccentric oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) has sworn vengeance upon the rare ‘jaguar shark’ that devoured his best friend and chief diver Esteban, in this comedy-drama caper.
Zissou (a parody of and homage to French diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau, to whom the film is dedicated) is joined on his aging research vessel, the Belafonte, by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father; pregnant journalist Jane (Cate Blanchett); safety expert and Brazilian guitarist Pelé dos Santos (Seu Jorge); and first mate Klaus (Willem Dafoe).
As they travel the seas, Team Zissou are confronted with the precarious nature of human existence, running into pirates, Steve’s oceanographic nemesis Alistair (Jeff Goldblum) and perhaps worse, Steve’s estranged wife Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). Shot in Anderson’s instantly recognisable visual style and featuring a soundtrack of 60s-80s rock alongside Portuguese covers of David Bowie tracks, The Life Aquatic is a modern cult classic.
Audiences are invited to arrive and get settled from 6.30pm, with the programme starting promptly at 7.30pm (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou run time 115 minutes). The event will be over around 10pm.
On site, you will find food and drinks vendors, portaloos and accessible areas. This event is outdoors, so please dress appropriately – we recommend that you bring your own blankets and cushions to make the most of this experience. We have taken into account government guidance relating to social distancing, and will safely accommodate you and your group from arrival through to departure.
Tickets are priced at £20 plus fee per plot, and each plot comfortably seats up to 6 people. If you have any access requirements, please contact the team on 0344 8000 410 who are open Monday and Friday between the hours of 10am & 5pm.