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June 5, 2012

BILL MURRAY LOVESRHODE ISLAND!

CRITICS RAVE ABOUT ‘MOONRISE KINGDOM’!

BILL MURRAY, who stars in the critically acclaimedMOONRISE KINGDOM, shares his experience working in the OceanState. Take the tour of the set with Bill at...

www.film.ri.gov/Moonrise2.html

CRITICS AROUND THE WORLD ARE RAVING ABOUT MOONRISEKINGDOM:

"Beguiling and endearing"- Wall Street Journal
"Near perfect!" - LA Times
"Hilarious and heart-felt, it reminds us how to be alive" - Rolling Stone
"Delightful" - E!
"Beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick" - NY Times
"Gorgeously shot cinematic pleasure" - The Slate
“Poignant coming-of-age tale filled with warmth and whimsy" - Wall Street Journal
"A beautiful, self contained idyll" - The Telegraph
"A deeply romantic film, perhaps the sweetest and most compassionate”- Salon.com
"Rating: 96%. Warm, whimsical and poignant" - Rotten Tomatoes
"Funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you’d expect from Wes Anderson" - Empire Magazine

MOONRISE KINGDOM BREAKS RECORDS...

Wes Anderson'sMOONRISE KINGDOM, the opening film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, made a splash in its limited U.S. opening.

Focus Features debuted the movie in four New York and L.A. theaters where it took in a record-breaking $669,486 for an eye-popping $167,371 per-screen average. The studio cited the per-screen number as the best ever for a live-action feature in a regular theatrical run, topping the $126,317 opening weekend average rung up at three theaters by DREAMGIRLS in 2006.

MOONRISE KINGDOMopens nationwide June 21, 2012.

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