22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

United States, 2016: 77 minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2017
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Tue, Apr 18 7:00 PM Buy
Sun, Apr 23 11:00 AM Buy


From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (NEW SCHOOL) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year muckraking on behalf of their school newspaper edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). Soon Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. When 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.

Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Fantastic Fest 2016
Berlinale 2017 (Generation 14plus)
Portland International Film Festival 2017

Born in Los Angeles, Dash Shaw studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and works as a cartoonist and animator. His graphic short stories have featured in many anthologies, newspapers and magazines. His graphic novel New School was named one of the best books of the year by National Public Radio (NPR). He has worked as an animator on Wheel of Fortune, Blind Date 4, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD web-series and the Sigur Ros video Seraph (co-written with John Cameron Mitchell) which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

press for My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

"The most original animated film of the year... John Hughes for the Adult Swim generation."
- Indiewire
"Wildly bizarre and imaginatively alluring."
- The Playlist

screened with a short film


Burning All The Past Away


Comedy / Animation

18+ Licensed Screening
Matinee screening is not licensed
77 minutes


Dash Shaw

Executive Producers
Joshua Blum
Matthew Johnson

Kyle Martin
Dash Shaw
Craig Zobel

Lance Edmands

Jason Schwartzman
Lena Dunham
Susan Sarandon
Maya Rudolph
Reggie Watts

Rani Sharone

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