GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Rushmore

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for the beloved landmark ‘90s indie Rushmore. Greg sez: “The American comedy movie with the most heart. Jason Schwartzman is the most active student in his prep school — not the best student, just the most enthusiastic. He writes plays based on ‘70s cop movies, is in every club and is involved in everything. He meets Olivia Williams, a lovely, widowed teacher, and fixates on her like everything else he does. Then he meets Bill Murray: a lonely, wealthy man who has two sons he hates at the school. They bond until Olivia and Bill get together — then it is Revenge of the 15-Year-Old Scorned. Rushmore is the best of Wes Anderson’s post-Salinger-esque, ‘70s motif movies. Vignettes, quirky lovable people, a decided fantasy take on school, and young love and frustration and pain. A perfectly drawn little world we get to share and delight in. Yes, it is delightful.”
Dir. Wes Anderson, 1998, 35mm, 93 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Rushmore”!
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