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Sneak Preview: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA
April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Courtesy of GKids
“Combining a disaster movie with a high school comedy while also animating it is a rather ambitious combination. What’s even more incredible is just how well it all works.” – The Guardian
“A sweetly subversive dig at the constricting codes of teen hierarchies, the sheep-like mentality of youth and the failures of the education system.” – Hollywood Reporter
#3 best undistributed film of 2016! – Indiewire Critics Survey
From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye.
Dir. Dash Shaw. 75 min.