Wes Anderson fans in or near New York, Chicago, Santa Monica, and San Francisco, take note: Hotel Chevalier is coming to an Apple store near you.
It’s coming today, actually, so if you were thinking about burning a sick day at work, the following press release will give you all the extra motivation you need:
“Wes Anderson’s short film Hotel Chevalier (part 1 of The Darjeeling Limited) will exclusively premiere in four select Apple stores on Tuesday, September 25. Writer/Director Wes Anderson, actor Jason Schwartzman and actress Natalie Portman will appear in the Apple Store SoHo to introduce the film and host a short Q&A following the screening; Roman Coppola (co-writer, Darjeeling) will introduce the short at the Apple Store North Michigan Avenue (Chicago). The after hours events will also take place at the Apple Store Third Street Promenade (Santa Monica) and Apple Store San Francisco (Union Square). Beginning on September 26th, following the in-store premiere, Hotel Chevalier will be available as a free download exclusively on iTunes. Guests interested in attending the in store events should go to Apple.com for store event calendars for each location.
“Hotel Chevalier is a short film set in a hotel room in France starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman. It is the brief coda to a doomed romance and the prologue to The Darjeeling Limited.
“In director Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest”, however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman star in this film about their adventure and their friendship.
“The Darjeeling Limited was written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman, produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Roman Coppola and Lydia Dean Pilcher and executive produced by Steven Rales.”