Sunday: "The Royal Tenenbaums": A Live Reading

Nov. 13

When Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums" was released, I saw it on a date in the twelfth grade and I pretty much cried through the whole hilarious, devastating movie about dysfunction and depression, and I continued to weep in the car with said date very patiently asking what was wrong. "It's just all so sad" I said and lowered my seat back all the way. Oh boy. Anyways, the familial epic about a fractured family of geniuses coming together years later when their father Royal returns drips with melancholy, but it also has plenty of bitter, funny one-liners, so it should be great to hear read aloud, featuring the vocal talents of Atomic Books' Benn Ray (as Royal),83 Cutlass (as Chas), April Camlin (as Margot), Deana Haggag (as the narrator), and City Paper editor-at-large Baynard Woods (as Eli Cash, the mescaline-munching Thomas McGuane-ish author who always wanted to be a Tenenbaum). 6:30 p.m., 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., redemmas.org/2640, $5. (Brandon Soderberg)

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