“Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of a cover-up by the administration that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story.
DIRECTOR: DASH SHAW
CAST: JASON SCHWARTZMAN, LENA DUNHAM, REGGIE WATTS, MAYA RUDOLPH, SUSAN SARANDON
John Cameron Mitchell moderates a Q&A with Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski and Kyle Martin at the 7pm show on Saturday, April 15.
Q&As with Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski and Kyle Martin at the 7pm shows on Friday & Sunday, April 14 & 16.
A Gkids release”