El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Dysfunction Junction
Friday, July 28
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Come aboard the Belafonte, an aging research vessel, and dive into a surreal journey alongside the eccentric Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), famous oceanographer and documentary filmmaker, on his quest for vengeance against the elusive jaguar shark that devoured his partner. Accompanied by an oddball crew played by a star-studded cast, including spirited journalist Jane (Cate Blanchett), his possible son Edward/Kingsley (Owen Wilson), the stoic Klaus (Willem Dafoe), his estranged wife Eleanor (Anjelica Houston, and his nemesis Alistair (Jeff Goldblum), Zissou sets sail for revenge. These offbeat characters offer deadpan humor with a gloomy undertone as they search for meaning in a world that is bizarre and unpredictable. Dedicated to famed real-life oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, director Wes Anderson uses his vibrant cinematographic aesthetics to weave together adventure, comedy, and existential introspection. — Keri Moe

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