Asteroid City is set around 1955, in a fictional American town in the desert. Earth-shattering events disrupt a convention program for young Stargazers and Space Cadets, where students and their parents from across the country gather for camaraderie and scientific competition. As a result, this motley crew gets stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere.
Genre: Comedy, drama, romance
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
Would Wes's parents ever have heard this sentence? "They're strange, aren't they? Your children. Compared to normal people." Director Wes Anderson has his very own style, storyline, jokes, sets and dialogues. But this time, it seems like he wanted to make a film especially to please a TU/e audience. He threw in a bunch of nerdy inventors, a giant telescope, a photogenic alien and many different characters and plotlines to keep you entertained. Thanks to some funny details (watch the vending machines…) and a mix of colors from the most beautiful sky blue to powder pink or pastel yellow, this film demands to be experienced on the big screen.
“Asteroid City is one of the best movies Wes Anderson has made. It's deceptively hilarious and includes all the visual flair one would expect from this veteran auteur director and such a large cast of renowned actors.” IGN
“The audacity and beauty of Asteroid City lie in the way it connects the mysteries of the human heart to the secrets of science and the universe.” Vulture
“It’s comic and often wry, but like some of his other films, it has the soul of a tragedy. The New York Times
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no commercials). We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.