New Dash Shaw Film Receives US Premiere at New York Film Festival

My Entire High School Sinks into the Sea

Acclaimed comics author/artist Dash Shaw (Doctors, Bottomless Belly Button & New School) has now made an animated feature film. The wonderfully titled My Entire High School Sinks into the Sea will receive its US Premiere at the prestigious New York Film Festival. In addition, instead of being relegated to a sidebar, it will screen as part of the Main Slate, alongside new films from the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar, Ava DuVernay & Kelly Reichardt.

The official Film Festival synopsis follows:

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Bottomless Belly Button and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, and John Cameron Mitchell.

The New York Film Festival runs from September 30th-October 16th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 11th.

For more info please see Film Society of Lincoln Center.


15 thoughts on “New Dash Shaw Film Receives US Premiere at New York Film Festival”

  1. Can I just say something negative.

    I hate Jim Jarmusch. I’ve never met the guy but I hate him. His films are that bad.

    I don’t really hate him…

    I do…

    I really do…

    I don’t.

    Well, quite frankly. Yes, I do!

          1. I’d forgotten about his acting part in that movie — haven’t seen it since whenever it came out. I liked it at the time, though, it didn’t really stick with me over the years . . .

    1. Well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree, as I think that many of his films are brilliant and that Jarmusch is one of the most talented American filmmakers currently working. Can’t wait to see his new movie.

      To each their own . . .

        1. Fine, then, I won’t . . . 🙂

          Coffee and Cigarettes was a mixed bag for me. Some of the shorts were strong, others were weaker, which is what you would expect from a project like that.

          I’ve never seen a Jarmusch film I disliked. Even his disappointing ones had some element, idea and/or performance which engaged me.

          For the record, my favorites are Down by Law, Dead Man and Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai. At least the first two of those would be on my list of favorite films ever . . .

          As I always say, taste is subjective . . .

              1. It’s weird. I thought that I’d seen GD Samuari but I don’t remember those scenes. I’m sure I would have wanted to see it because I used to be a big Forest Whiticker fan.

                1. I feel like I might be forgetting something, but Ghost Dog is probably my favorite Forest Whitaker performance . . .

                  Jarmusch has a fabulous knack with actors in general . . .

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