Isle of Dogs

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1hr 41mins // directed by:Wes Anderson // featuring:Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand // CC, AD, assisted listening

Isle of Dogs, the new film from Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel) tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi.

When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

"The world is trash, and Wes Anderson is currently enjoying the hottest streak of his career. These things, it turns out, are not unrelated. The worse things get, the more fantastical Anderson’s films become; the more fantastical Anderson’s films become, the better their style articulates his underlying sincerity." — David Ehrlich, IndieWire

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