Directed by Crystal Moselle • 2015 • United States
Starring Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Susanne Angulo
Not since GREY GARDENS has a documentary brought us inside the secret, troubling world of an unconventional family with such gripping, powerful results. Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.