The Wolfpack

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USA | 2015 | 89 minutes | Crystal Moselle

June 19 - July 2, 2015

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
This Sundance award winning documentary is a mesmerizing portrait of six brothers who grew up in a small housing project apartment in the midst of Manhattan, yet were prohibited access to the outside world. But they had access to movies – all kinds of movies – and began staging elaborate reenactments, an act of self-expression that would change the life of the entire family.

Movies are a reflection of real life, but what if there isn’t any real life to compare them to? The Wolfpack is the true story of the six Angulo brothers who grew up isolated from the real world but obsessed with what they saw in movies. Homeschooled and rarely allowed to leave the house, the boys had to learn about life through the lens of film. The Wolfpack illustrates the boys’ elaborate reenactments of what they saw on the screen, and what happens when one of the brothers finally escapes out into the world beyond their Manhattan Housing Project. This enthralling documentary from Crystal Moselle won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. documentaries at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and presents a rare situation that blurs the line between life and film.

  • Director: Crystal Moselle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2015 (US Grand Jury Prize for US Documentary)
  • Format: DCP