An original comedy shot in Houston, Rushmore launched the career of director Wes Anderson. The film's plot follows 15-year-old Max (Jason Schwartzman), an underachieving yet overconfident student at Rushmore Academy who has romantic designs on teacher Miss Cross (Olivia Williams). In his quest to impress her, Max enlists the help of wealthy alum Herman Blume (Bill Murray)—who also falls for Miss Cross—instigating a war of nasty tricks between the two quirky rivals.
Introduced by Kyrie O’Connor of the "Houston Chronicle" and NPR’s "Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!"
(USA, 1998, 93 min.)
Let's gather inside the Law Building on the lower level stair landing (look for the green tiara). As you are facing the theater doors, we will be on the right stair landing. There are several buildings associated with the museum. Please be sure that you are in the Law Building.
Tickets are $9.00. MFAH Members, senior adults, youth, and students with identification receive a $7.00 discount price. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the museum.
Free parking is available in four surface lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet, one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School.
Garage parking is available for $6.00 with proof of museum admission. The entrance is on Binz, marked by a large, yellow arrow.