What does Hollywood, a New York city apartment, and 6 brothers have in common?
For these brothers, the movies were their only exposure to the outside world.
Crystal Moselle has created a jaw dropping documentary, which was the Grand Jury Prize
winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
For an intimate interview with the film maker and her subjects, check out this interview on NPR.
The Wolfpack is certain to be one of the most compelling documentaries of 2015. From the film's site:
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 re-enacting 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.