Graphic novelist Dash Shaw (Twitter: @DashShaw) now has an animated feature to his credit. Have a look at the trailer for Shaw’s film My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.
The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s the official summary from distributor GKIDS:
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, in this wild send-up of disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire.
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is currently screening at select art house cinemas in the US. Learn more about the film and see its current release schedule on its official website. I am looking forward to seeing this when it arrives in Salt Lake City later this month.