Monday, June 29, 2015

The Wolfpack Brothers — Story Of Isolation, Salvation & Survival



'Wolfpack' Brothers Grew Up Locked in NYC Apartment for Years

Part 1: Almost no one, including neighbors, knew the six Angulo brothers existed.




Teen Locked in Apartment for Years Makes First Trip Outside Alone

Part 2: "I just thought: 'I've got to do it today. It's now or never,'" Mukunda Angulo said.


Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. all they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world.



The Wolfpack (2015)

Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this critically acclaimed documentary follows the Angulo brothers who were locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and discovered 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.

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