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Isle of Dogs

Directed by Wes Anderson. US. 2018. 1 hour 30 minutes. Fox Searchlight. Digital.
Tue., March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
7:00 pm

Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

This is a special preview screening as part of our Science on Screen series. Our regular run of Isle of Dogs will start in early April.

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Living with Dogs Living with Us

Best-selling author and dog-cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz takes us inside the eyes, nose, and brain of humankind’s best animal friend. Film @ 7pm. Talk @ 8:30.

About the Speaker

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the New York Times best-seller Inside of a Dog:What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (2009), On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes (2013), and Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell (2016). She is an adjunct Associate Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in creative non-fiction and canine cognition, and heads the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her husband, young son, and two large, sniffy dogs in New York City. (Photo credit Vegar Abelsnes)


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