Visionary comic book writer/artist/filmmaker Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown. Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia, CRYPTOZOO is written and directed by Shaw, with Jane Samborski directing the stunning animation.
Thanks to our friends at Fantagraphics, we’ll have a limited number of Dash Shaw’s comic, Cosplayers, for sale for $15 at our box office.
“A rapturously hallucinogenic daydream for mature audiences.” Beatrice Loayza, New York Times
“A nonstop fusillade of imagination at work.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Dazzling. Visionary. A daring, original adventure from another world.” Eric Kohn, IndieWire