ON THE ISLAND — Edward Norton as “Rex,” Jeff Goldblum as “Duke,” Bill Murray as “Boss,” Bob Balaban as “King”, Bryan Cranston as “Chief” in the film “Isle of Dogs.” (AP/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

MWPAI screens ‘Isle of Dogs’ Thursday and Friday

Published May 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

“Isle of Dogs” screens Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Auditorium.

Admission $8, $6 members and $4 for students. “Isle of Dogs” is the story of Atari Kobayashi, a 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. Stellar voice cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Mari Natsuki, Yojiro Noda, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance and Frank Wood.

The film is directed by Wes Anderson, rated PG-13, and runs 101 minutes. The next movie in the MWPAI film series will be “The Death of Stalin” on May 16 and 18.

On the net: www.mwpai.org/experience/film