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Poster for The Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic

Director: Wes Anderson Run Time: 119 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2004

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe

Nitehawk Cinema and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Present…

Matt Zoller Seitz will be signing copies of his new book, The Wes Anderson Collection, in our downstairs bar from 5:30pm until the film starts!*

Steve Zissou and his team seek out a mythical shark to avenge the death of his partner.

Join team Steve Zissou with Nitehawk and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company’s Film Feasts presentation of THE LIFE AQUATIC. As always, the screening includes delicious beverage and food menu pairings related to the film. The best part? You’ll be served each course during the specific moments that inspired the film so you can experience edible sensations while watching the action unfold on-screen!

Co-written with Noah Baumbach, The Life Aquatic is Wes Anderson’s parody and homage to Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The film features the eccentric oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) who sets out to get revenge on the mythical “Jaguarshark” that ate his partner Esteban…and he’s going to make a documentary about it. Along for the ride is Zissou’s crew of misfits including his estranged wife, a journalist, and maybe his son. So put on your red beanie to set out on the quirky underwater expedition that is much more than a shark hunt. It always is.

MENU ($75)

Fluorescent Snapper
snapper crudo, pesto de esteban, red amaranth

Drink Pairing: Captain Lawrence Sun Block

Steve’s Favorites
olive oil poached sardines, fennel, apple, fennel fronds

Drink Pairing: Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold

The Black Box
shrimp and squid ink sausage, beet pasta, parmesan foam

Drink Pairing: Captain Lawrence IPA

Rum Cannonball
pineapple and rum cannonball fritter, coconut and rum custard

Drink Pairing: Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter

*Matt Zoller Seitz, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism, currently writes for New York magazine and is the author of The Wes Anderson Collection. This gorgeous heavily illustrated book is the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography and hit both the NYT and LAT bestseller lists this fall.