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Asteroid City, Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush present an American Empirical picture ; produced by Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson ; story by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola ; screenplay by Wes Anderson ; directed by Wes Anderson

Label
Asteroid City, Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush present an American Empirical picture ; produced by Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson ; story by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola ; screenplay by Wes Anderson ; directed by Wes Anderson
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPA rating: PG-13; for brief graphic nudity, smoking and some suggestive material
Main title
Asteroid City
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1388675641
Responsibility statement
Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush present an American Empirical picture ; produced by Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson ; story by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola ; screenplay by Wes Anderson ; directed by Wes Anderson
Runtime
105
Summary
Set in a retro-futuristic version of the 1950s, a TV host introduces a televised production of (the in-universe fictional) "Asteroid City," a play by famed playwright Conrad Earp. In the play, a youth astronomy convention is held in the fictional desert town of Asteroid City. (The play's events are depicted in widescreen and stylized color, while the television special is seen in black-and-white Academy ratio.) This comedy-drama film is Wes Anderson's homage to popular memory and mythology about extraterrestrials and UFOs witnessed in the Southwestern desert in close proximity to atomic test sites during the postwar period of the American 20th century
Technique
live action