U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Moonrise Kingdom, which was filmed exclusively in Rhode Island, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards:
"The success of Moonrise Kingdom demonstrates a model for how our state can productively partner with the arts community to support our local economy. Rhode Island's film industry provides jobs for working families and economic benefits for cities and towns across our state, and it is critically important that we continue to support their valuable work."
"I congratulate Wes Anderson and his entire creative team on their nomination for Best Original Screenplay today. Like many Rhode Islanders I take great pride in knowing that the rich landscape and natural beauty of our little state served as the backdrop for one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year."