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The Royal Tenenbaums: Film screening and Q&A

Join us for an outdoor summer screening of the classic Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums on the rooftop of South London’s Bussey Building.

The RIBA is pleased to be partnering with Rooftop Film Club to host a number of outdoor screenings and Q&As at the Bussey Building in Peckham throughout June to coincide with the London Festival of Architecture.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of Wes Anderson’s most celebrated films and follows the dysfunctional and eccentric Tenenbaum family who have all reluctantly returned to their New York home for a short while.

Many of Anderson’s films revolve around a central built structure, and The Royal Tenenbaums is no different. Much of the story occurs in and around the large family house, where each member inhabits their own floor of the building. The interiors of the house and its bedrooms are used by the director to display and embody the personality of each unconventional character, and like the rest of his films is obsessively designed down to every last detail.

There will be a short Q&A session with architect Charles Holland before the screening.

Charles Holland is an architect, teacher and writer. He is the Principal of Charles Holland Architects, a design and research practice based in the UK, Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton and a Visiting Professor at the ABK, Stuttgart.

This event is part of a collaborative series of screenings with Rooftop Film Club.

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