The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Wednesday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Sydney
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?
By Sarah Ward
July 10, 2018

Free 'Isle of Dogs' Screening

A dog-friendly screening of Wes Anderson's doggone delight.
By Sarah Ward
July 10, 2018

Haven't yet feasted your eyes on Wes Anderson's latest flick, the stop-motion animated delight that is Isle of Dogs? Loved it and want to see it again? It was one of our picks from this year's Berlinale, where it opened the fest and won best director, so we understand. The film has just hit DVD and to celebrate Stanley's in Darlinghurst is screening it for free — and, even better, you can bring your own pupper.

The screening will kick off at 7pm, and is bound to turn Stanley's heated courtyard into an isle of dogs — just without the water. And while you can always take your pooch to hang out at Stanley's, there's no better time to take them to than this.

The Darlinghurst bar will also be serving up an Isle of Dogs-themed menu for the occasion, with drinks such as a tequila- and grenadine-spiked Pink Chihuahua, the Bloodhound — the bar's take on a Caesar — and Indy Loves Iggy with gin, rhubarb and kombucha. It'll be available from July 15–29.

If your dog is called Spots, then you have to go. The film follows a boy's visit to the titular land mass to find his beloved Spots, after all. The adventure that follows features the voices of a host of Anderson regulars and other ace talent — think Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand — and proves as gorgeous as you'd expect. You'd be barking mad to miss it.

Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x