My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
Dash and Assaf are editors of the high school newspaper. When Assaf is drawn to third editor Verti, Dash writes a smear story about them. Ostracized and angry, Dash discovers that the school principle manipulated safety reports. His discovery is ignored until a heavy earthquake hits. Psychedelic animation blends coming of age story with a disaster movie to eye popping effect.
Directed by very talented, avant-garde comic book writer Dash Shaw, the film preserves all traits of a coming-of-age story. It has subtle sexual hints, the romanticism of youth but also teenage insecurities and angst. In addition to that, it is crammed with pop-cultural references to The Poseidon Adventure