My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

  • Directed by Dash Shaw
  • United States, 2016, 75 mins., English

“The title tells the tale in this inventive, beautiful, and more than a little bizarre animated feature debut from acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw—surely the most delightful disaster movie in cinema history. To say that My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is like John Hughes fused with The Poseidon Adventure makes for a snappy pitch—and it’s true—but it doesn’t prepare you for the sheer originality of Dash’s vision. Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, and Reggie Watts supply voices for this story about what it takes to survive adolescence. Literally.”—Toronto International Film Festival.

Sponsored by LAIKA and the Lamb-Baldwin Foundation

Reviews: Slant Magazine, Indiewire, Cinema Scope, Variety, Hollywood Reporter

Interviews: Interview with Dash Shaw at Indiewire

First feature