Camp-themed summer film series at Legacy Park continues June 28 with Moonrise Kingdom

The 2012 an eclectic scouting-themed coming-of-age flick was directed by Wes Anderson.

click to enlarge Moonrise Kingdom stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman as the central characters. - The Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection
Moonrise Kingdom stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman as the central characters.
Camp Legacy's Summer Camp Movie Series is designed to evoke memories of roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories and tying friendship bracelets — and its third screening this summer certainly fits the bill.

At its heart, the cult favorite Moonrise Kingdom (2012) is an eclectic scouting-themed coming-of-age flick that captures first love between two misfit kids. Set on an island off the New England coast during the summer of 1965 and directed by Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs), the film stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman as the central characters.

The film also landed an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and has drawn praise for its vivid color palette, whimsical storytelling and mature exploration of the theme of juvenile mental health.

Bring along friends to help you pitch a tent, and after that hard work is done, feel free to enjoy custom cocktails from Pinkerton's Barbecue.

Free, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St., westonurban.com/legacy-park.

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