PNC, Libraries to Host “Moonrise Kingdom” Film Screenings

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: November 2, 2012

Moonrise-KingdomPublic showings of the film "Moonrise Kingdom" will be offered through a collaboration among the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, LaPorte Library and Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.

The film will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City; Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. in the LaPorte Library, 904 Indiana Ave., LaPorte and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at PNC in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. Free popcorn will be available at PNC. Movie goers are welcome to bring a beverage or purchase one from the nearby PNC bookstore. The film is rated PG-13 for smoking and sexual content.

"Moonrise Kingdom," directed by Wes Anderson, opened the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Set in 1965, it tells the story of 12-year-old Sam and Suzy who plot to run away for an adventure of a lifetime - even though it may only last a few days. They decide to call their small paradise, "Moonrise Kingdom."

Director Anderson has cast actor Bill Murray in five of his last six films and Murray appears as Suzy's father. Her mother is played by Frances McDormand. Ed Norton appears as the leader of Sam's Khaki Scout troop and Bruce Willis is the town sheriff.

The "New York Times" called "Moonrise Kingdom" a "wondrous storybook tale" and "USA Today" described it as "enchanting, literate, melancholy and magical."

The Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series continues throughout the year. A complete schedule of events can be found at For information about this film or the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 219.785.5200 ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.