Sat, Sep 22 – Wed, Sep 26
Writer/Director: Jeremiah Zagar; Winner: Next Innovator Award Sundance Film Festival, Critics Pick: Indiewire; R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some underage drug use); 1 hr 33 min.
Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own. “Every once in a while a movie grabs you, unsuspecting, and hustles its way into your heart. Jeremiah Zagar’s We the Animals does that.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal