This essay examines religious themes in Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom. An analysis of the film reveals the characters utilize ritual and myth as a means of creating knowledge and as the catalyst for a transformation of self. This essay argues that Anderson’s characters construct and interpret their reality, of self and world, by engaging with ritual, myth, and community.
Haynes, Sarah F.
"Myth and Ritual in Moonrise Kingdom,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss2/6