The WolfpackCrystal Moselle - 89'
The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” they’re all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as a productive creative outlet and a way to stave off loneliness - but after one of the brothers escapes the apartment, the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and all the boys begin to dream of venturing out. The Wolfpack is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary family, capturing the thrill of the protagonists discoveries without skirting the darker questions of abuse and confinement that weigh upon all of them. An extraordinary coming of age story that becomes a true example of the power of movies to transform and save lives.
Sundance Film Festival | Grand Jury Prize
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 | Best Feature Documentary