In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono. Rotten Tomatoes gave this one a 91% rating and their audience gave it an 88%. Really original and FUN! PG-13. 101 Minutes. Tickets $7 for adults, $5 for those under 18.
*Shown in open caption for the hearing impaired.
Isle of Dogs is our fifth Fantastic Film Project film. The Fantastic Film Project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.