We Want To See: The Wolfpack

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
1:50 pm
01/29/15

Photo Via The Wolfpack/The New York Times

We don’t know about you, but the idea of being locked up in the house with our kids for days on end makes us want to rip our hair out. But there’s actually a family that has done this somewhat intentionally—for a decade-plus—and it’s all captured in the fascinating documentary The Wolfpack.

A hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the true-life tale follows six teenage brothers who have spent their lives cooped up in their four-bedroom Lower East Side housing project, per the request of their father, a “Hare Krishna devotee” who has the only key to the front door. All they’ve learned about society they’ve gathered from the movies—including those by trippy directors Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, and Martin Scorsese—they watch obsessively and recreate in their abode. Already fascinated? So are we.

According the The New York Times, first-time director Crystal Moselle gained access to the “pack” (which also includes a sister and mother who homeschools them all) after a chance meeting during one of the boys’ rare excursions outside the home. The rest of the story is now cemented on the film, which sadly won’t be in your local theaters for some time, but which will most likely be distributed by a major movie studio in the near future, thanks to the aforementioned success at Sundance. One thing’s for sure: We’ll be one of the first in line to buy a ticket.

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