Wes Anderson's stop-motion canine fairy tale -- with a timely political subtext -- is a triumph of pure imagination.
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Isle of Dogs

ISLE OF DOGS 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 called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river 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.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 5.11.18 - 5.17.18
Claremont 5, 4.06.18 - 5.10.18
Playhouse 7, 3.28.18 - 5.17.18
NoHo 7, 3.28.18 - 5.17.18
Rated PG-13 Closed Captioning Available Closed Captioning Available
Runtime: 101 min
Language: English

Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Akira Ito, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Frances McDormand, Greta Gerwig, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Mari Natsuki, Scarlett Johansson, Yojiro Noda, Yoko Ono
FEATURED REVIEW: Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
A certain brand of whimsy — wry, goldenrod-tinted, fastidiously retro — is to Wes Anderson as spots are to a Dalmatian, innate and unmistakable. But with Isle, his second foray into stop-motion animation after 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, the 48-year-old auteur proves ...