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, 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 ...