Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. Using stop-motion-animation writer/director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) to tell the story of dogs who are quarantined in an island after the outbreak of a canine flu. The boy (voiced by Koyu Rankin) who journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), 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.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets available online: billingsfarm.org/filmfest/ or by telephone: 802-457-5303. Woodstock Vermont Film Series, select Saturdays through September 21,2019