Arts, Dining & Entertainment

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is next FOLA comedy movie


Ralph Fiennes’ character M. Gustave H, in a still from “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. — “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tragic comedyfilm, will be FOLA’s next movie on Saturday, May 9 at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees (Tony Revolori) to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.

Anderson’s film flows between three timeframes – present day, 1968 and 1932, using period-appropriate aspect ratios for each (the boxy nature of the 1.37:1 ratio, used for the earliest parts of the story, is at first a distraction to modern minds and then a pleasure) – and is the story of a now-weathered author (present day) recounting a favorite story (that he heard in 1968) from a man who lived it in 1932. That story is centered on the early adventures of the Grand Budapest’s cherished concierge M. Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) and young lobby boy Zero (the storyteller of 1968), and it occasionally switches back and ties into the action of the film’s other time periods, rounding out a richly imagined mythology.

The movie is open to the public and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water will be provided. For more info, call 802-228-7239 or visit

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