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SPIRIT AWARDS SPOTLIGHT: Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.

Directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom is nominated for the following Independent Spirit Awards:

Where Can You Watch It?

As part of the Spirit Awards Nominee Screening Series:

  • In Los Angeles: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm
  • In New York: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

For more information on the Nominee Screening Series, visit spiritawards.com.

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