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Isle of Dogs

This screening took place on
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Set in a dystopian near-future Japan, Wes Anderson’s delightfully detailed and very beautiful stop-motion animation follows a young boy who goes in search of his dog after the whole species is banished to an island of garbage after a canine-flu outbreak. The ensemble voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono. In Japanese and English with (purposefully) no subtitles.

Kid-friendly (10+) but with mature themes and violence throughout – much like Anderson’s other animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

“For all the visual innovation and apocalyptic futurism in Isle of Dogs, Anderson’s recurring nostalgia for the comforts of old movies is never far away. Of course, that retro style – and his off-kilter humour – are what make his eccentric films so pleasurable…” Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

Preceded by an NFB animated short!
The Fox and the Chickadee
This charming stop-motion animated fable tells the story of a starving fox, who stumbles upon a lone chickadee caught in a farmer’s trap. Despite his hapless predicament, the chickadee turns the tables by proposing a plan that would provide the fox with food for the whole winter, rather than just a snack. Dir. Evan DeRushie, 2012, CANADA, 7 minutes

  • Directed by Wes Anderson
  • 2018, USA
  • 101 minutes
    Isle of Dogs

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