The Isle of Dogs (2018, rated PG-13, 1 hr., 41 min.), written by Wes Anderson (along with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura), directed by Wes Anderson and with voices by Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin and Edward Norton, will be shownApril 4 at Mesa Public Library.
The film is a stop-motion-animated science fiction comedy.
In the film, dog flu threatens not just dogs but the populace of a town in Japan, and the mayor sends all the town’s dogs to an island. Atari, a boy searches the island for his dog Spots, with the help of other dogs.
Isle of Dogs was nominated for two Oscars, including Best Animated Feature Film, and two Golden Globe Awards. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times said: “It’s smart and different and sometimes deliberately odd and really funny.”
A Fish Called Wanda (1988, rated R, 1 hr., 48 min.), a comedy and crime film directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese, will be shown May 2.
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