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804 Ratings

The Wolfpack

Directed by Crystal Moselle
United States, 2015


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). When one of the brothers escapes, the family is forced to enter society.

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The Wolfpack Directed by Crystal Moselle

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Documentary (Grand Jury Prize)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature Film

Moselle’s Sundance-winning pop doc about a group of forcibly locked away siblings is at turns thrilling, ethically complex, frustratingly naïve, distinctively moving and knowingly surreal.
January 18, 2016
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Watching the film, at first, is a deeply uncomfortable experience… But Moselle’s affection for these tough-talking whelps brings you gradually, optimistically, inside their world of gritty make-believe, and you root for them to take their lives conclusively into their own hands.
August 20, 2015
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The standout, from an audience point of view, was The Wolfpack… It’s a compelling record of a family in transition that came about through happenstance.
July 06, 2015
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