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Asteroid City is a surprisingly spiritual science-fiction venture for Wes Anderson

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The film opens with an introduction by a distinctly Rod Sterling-esque host (Bryan Cranston).

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Playwright Conrad Earp (Edward Norton), stage director Shubert Green (Adrien Brody) 

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struggle and dramatic genius quickly attempts to turn the events of the film into a cinematic interpretation of their own ongoing play. , 

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appeared as bringing a sci-fi story to the stage ... a story that is itself being broadcast as a television drama - a meta Twilight Zone of sorts.

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Essentially, the events of the film exist within a play, within a teleplay, within a Wes Anderson film.  

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The television drama follows a young teacher (Maya Hawke) and her students gathering junior stargazers and their 

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parents in the New Mexico desert in 1955 for a Sunday school science convention. Eventually,

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they all end up having a delightful alien encounter. But this time, Anderson's pastels have faded, 

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and each time his keen camera turns on its axis, it feels less like it's en route to a specific subject, and more like it's something in the ether. 

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