Isle of Dogs opens Friday!

Apr 06, 2018


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.
After Fantastic Mr. Fox, this new work marks Wes Anderson's second animation film. Once again, the director has created a meticulously detailed universe that functions according to its own unique realities and laws. But even when wicked villains appear and brutally hunt down the four-legged friends, the film remains essentially a fable. Miraculously, we are able to understand the animals, whilst almost everything the humans say is translated for us. Atari and his quirky canine companions King, Duke, Rex, Boss and Chief confront us with those most quintessential of questions that concern us all, namely: 'Who are we? And who do we want to be?'

The voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel and Frank Wood.

Fri, April 6 @ 7pm, 9:15pm & 11:30pm
Sat, April 7 @ 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7pm, 9:15pm & 11:30pm
Sun, April 8 @ 2:30pm, 4:45pm,  7pm,  & 9:15pm
Mon, April 9 @ 7pm & 9:15pm
Tues, April 10 @ 7pm & 9:15pm
Wed, April 11 @ 7pm & 9:15pm
Thurs, April 12 @ 5pm & 7pm

"BEAUTIFUL...filled with exquisite illustrations, whimsical flourishes and nostalgic details"
-The New York Times

"A work of spellbinding loveliness"
-Village Voice

Fri, April 6th
Join us Friday night to celebrate the Opening Night of ISLE OF DOGS, Wes Anderson's latest film in the courtyard, in front of O Cinema Wynwood. Things will get loud with the dynamic energy of a traditional taiko drum performance from Ronin Taiko. Sip specially brewed asian tea, enjoy asian fusion food, peruse origami jewelry by artisan Akiko Iwata- all as part of our celebration of Japanese culture. The party will run from 8pm to 10pm so whether you're coming to the 7pm show or the 9:15pm that night, leave some time to enjoy the festivities on your way in or out of the theater.  Tickets are selling fast for opening night so grab yours now.

Sun, April 8th
Bring your pups to the theater, for our 2:30 pm screening of Isle of Dogs, and let them sniff out the mystery alongside Duke, Chief, Boss, Rex, King, and Spots. Well behaved dogs welcome in the theater with you to watch the movie! We'll be giving out special 'Year of the Dog' fortune cookie doggie treats provided by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company for the best dogs (and we know, they're all the best dogs!) Also, Dishes For Dogswill be giving out goodies as well as hosting a post-screening get-together at their new store where they'll be offering up free beer/wine and small bites.  Tickets are selling quick so grab yours today.

Become an O Cinema member before Sunday, April 8th at midnight and you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win this beautiful set of enamel pins from Liverpool based designer, Pin Head U.K.  This lovely collectable set is valued at $65.  Support your favorite indie cinema and get a chance to take these beauties home with you!


We've had a fantastic time this week with you as we've revisited all of Wes Anderson's film for our full retrospective of his body of work.  This cinematic trip down memory lane comes to an end this Thursday as prepare for the opening of Wes' newest, Isle of Dogs.   You still have time to catch a few films as part of the retrospective.  Details here.

A specialist in black humour whose television and film work includes the scathing political satires The Thick of It, Veep, and the Oscar-nominated In the Loop, Armando Iannucci is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet Supremo and his band of scheming bootlicks. Deploying a wide range of English-speaking actors with an assortment of accents - Cockney, Brooklyn, Liverpool - Iannucci sends a not-so-subtle message that Stalin and his inner circle were a bunch of arrivistes who wound up at the helm of a Cold War superpower.

The year is 1953. Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) seems in hale (albeit paranoid) condition, terrorizing everyone, summarily killing off any suspected dissenters, and keeping even his cronies on edge. That comes to an abrupt halt one morning when the dictator is found belly-up on the floor of his office following a stroke. What follows is Iannucci's version of hijinks: the plotting and jostling for power by a group of connivers who cowered under their boss. All of the top lackeys are in contention - milquetoast Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), wiseguy Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), bewildered Molotov (Michael Palin), thuggish Zhukov (Jason Isaacs), and depraved Beria (Simon Russell Beale), with Stalin's drunken son Vasily (Rupert Friend) and jaded daughter Svetlana (Andrea Riseborough) off to the side. They move with the clumsiness of aspirants not up to the job but desperate for it anyway.

Within the burlesque of THE DEATH OF STALIN is a timely allegory about venal, unfit leaders and corrupt governance - the kind of comedy that is Iannucci's specialty. It's not hard to imagine similar, if less bloody, events unfolding in a different capital today.

Fri, April 6 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sat, April 7 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sun, April 8 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Mon, April 9 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Tues, April 10 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Wed, April 11 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Thurs, April 12 @ 9:15pm

"The laughs come in jolts and a brilliantly arranged mix of savage one-liners, lacerating dialogue and perfectly timed slapstick"
-The New York Times

"FUNNY...will make you choke on you laughter"
-Village Voice


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