Crystal Moselle (Director)
2015, 89 min, USA
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.
Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary, 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Q&A with Director Crystal Moselle after the screening.Marcia Rock (Interviewer) has produced documentaries since 1984 and received many awards including three local Emmys. Her work covers international dilemmas, women’s issues as well as personal perspectives. She recently completed two films on veterans, Warriors Return about the struggle with post traumatic stress by Navajo veterans and Service: When Women Come Marching Home, about women veterans’ transitioning from active duty to civilian life. From the plight of salt harvesters in Ghana to the changing role of women in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Rock uses her insight and personal style of filmmaking to reveal women in a changing world. She recently started to do mini-doc book trailers for authors. Rock is the director of News and Documentary at the NYU Carter Journalism Institute and she co-authored Waiting for Primetime: The Women of Television News with Marlene Sanders.
About the Film
Crystal Moselle is a New York-based director working with short form storytelling for the past decade. Her series Something Big, Something Small featuring Pharrell Williams, Aurel Schmidt and Shepard Fairey was picked up by The New York Times. She also produced the feature documentary Excavating Taylor Mead, a portrait of the downtown artist and Warhol Superstar which was part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The Wolfpack is her first feature length documentary.
Produced by Maria Pusateri
Special Thanks to NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
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Last updated: Sep. 22, 2015