Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Wolfpack

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 89 minutes

The Wolfpack

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. Armed with unprecedented access into the subjects' world, as well as their vast archive of home movies, director Crystal Moselle crafts a captivating portrait of an extraordinary family and inquires into the true nature of identity and creativity. By fully immersing herself into their world, she allows their remarkable story to naturally unfold without judgment. THE WOLFPACK resonates with the audience as it portrays people raised on movies. – Sundance Film Festival

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:20 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Crystal Moselle

Crystal Moselle is a New York-based film and commercial director. Her first feature film THE WOLFPACK was a breakout hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary.


Izabella Tzenkova, Crystal Moselle, Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky

Crystal Moselle

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