'Grand Budapest Hotel' is Back in Theaters, 'Birdman' Expands, Too
by Ethan Anderton
January 16, 2015
that the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced, there's plenty of people who are trying to figure out how to see the eight Best Picture nominees. Most of them are still in theaters, and Fox Searchlight is making it easier to catch their two big nominees on the big screen this weekend. The studio has just announced that Wes Anderson's wonderful The Grand Budapest Hotel will return to theaters in select cities this weekend, and they're also expanding Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's impressve film Birdman, which landed nine nominations yesterday, to even more screens yet again. More info below!
Here's Fox Searchlight's announcement that The Grand Budapest Hotel is returning to theaters:
— Fox Searchlight (@foxsearchlight) January 16, 2015
And the studio also revealed a new interactive website that dives into the world of Birdman:
The above image is the layout of the theater where the film takes place, and it's all part of the new website that allows you to explore the making of the film, including the stunning cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, and the nominated stars like Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton. If for some weird reason you haven't seen the trailer for Birdman yet, you can still check it out right here:
And if you're further behind and haven't seen The Grand Budapest Hotel, here's the trailer for that:
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who co-wrote the script with Nicolás Giacobone & Armando Bo (Biutiful) and newcomer Alexander Dinelaris. The film tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton), famous for portraying an iconic superhero, as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts. Fox Searchlight released the film just last fall and now it's back.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is written and directed by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) and tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century. Fox Searchlight released The Grand Budapest Hotel in limited theaters last spring but it's back in theaters right now too!