Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors and most of his movies explore the relationships between fathers and sons in a very unique way. These aren’t movies for children but they are always beautifully shot and very quirky on the whole. Moonrise Kingdom focuses on a young boy who has no family of his own and does not seem to fit in with his peers but finds a way to influence everyone around him. The majority of the film is set at the summer camp he attends called Camp Ivanhoe in the summer of 1965. The camp has a classic boy scout feel and this short clip shows the daily activities of the boys and counselor in a humorous and very Wes Anderson fashion. The single-shot panning camera introducing each aspect of the camp in a two dimensional, stage-like set up is an Anderson/Robert Yeomen (the cinematographer) signature move.
The feel of this camp and the activities are perfect for inspiring the young Riverside Rangers.
Here is a second clip from the movie where the boys are preparing for a search party and it always makes me chuckle.