Knife at The Highland Dallas presents Sunday Cinema Series: Wes Anderson WesFest
The wildly successful Sunday Cinema Series returns for its second season. Kicking off the new series of special screenings on the restaurant's outdoor patio will be Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. This year's programming will focus on the films of Chef Tesar's favorite director and Texas' own Wes Anderson. Tickets are priced inclusive of gratuity, with $10 of each ticket sold benefiting the Dallas Film Society in support of their efforts to champion the art of film and to raise the bar for film, filmmakers, and film education to the Dallas area.
The 1996 movie Bottle Rocket was filmed entirely in Dallas/Fort Worth and Hillsboro, and was not only Anderson's first feature film, but also the debut for brothers Luke, Owen, and Andrew Wilson. While the film did not achieve commercial fame, it was critically praised (Martin Scorsese called it one of his favorite films of the 90's) and launched three successful careers. It is the only Anderson film to date in which Bill Murray has not appeared.
Tesar, Knife chef partner, and Lee Papert, president and C.E.O. of the Dallas Film Society and executive director of the Dallas International Film Festival, will speak prior to the film about Anderson's impact on the film community. With the purchase of each ticket, guests will enjoy themed gourmet bites by Chef Tesar and craft beer from Four Corners Brewing Company.
The remaining films in WesFest include:
- Rushmore - May 15
- The Royal Tenenbaums - June 26
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - September 18
- Moonrise Kingdom - October 23
- The Grand Budapest Hotel - November 13
Prominent guest speakers from the film and food industries will also speak before each screening.