We the Animals

USA, 94 Minutes, Drama, English, Not Rated


State Theatre - Screen 1 Sat, Jun 2, 2018 3:45 PM
State Theatre - Screen 1 Tue, Jun 5, 2018 7:00 PM
College for Creative Studies Sat, Jun 9, 2018 5:00 PM
Event Info
Film Section:US Narrative
Category:Michigan Premiere
Ann Arbor
US Narratives
Based on a Book
Award Winner
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):94 minutes
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:United States
Previous Festivals:Sundance Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Festival Awards:NEXT Innovator Prize (Sundance 2018)


MICHIGAN PREMIERE! Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood. Their Ma and Paps have a volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over, leaving the boys fending for themselves. As their parents rip at one another, Manny and Joel ultimately harden and grow into versions of their father. Jonah—the youngest, the dreamer—becomes increasingly aware of his desperate need to escape. Driven to the edge, Jonah embraces an imagined world all his own. With a screenplay by DAN KITROSSER and director JEREMIAH ZAGAR based on the celebrated JUSTIN TORRES novel, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by strikingly layered performances from its astounding cast, elements of magical realism, and unbelievable animated sequences. Though known for documentaries, Zagar reinvents his career by transforming a landscape of childhood alienation and turning it into a fever dream careening toward the future. --Sundance Film Festival 2018