We the Animals

Opens Oct 5, 2018

Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny (Isaiah Kristian) and Joel (Josiah Gabriel) grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma (Sheila Vand) seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah (Evan Rosado), in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own. Based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast—including three talented, young first-time actors.

"Brawling yet tender, wild yet rigorously controlled, We the Animals is an impressionistic swirl of a film about masculinity, about abuse, about growing up queer, about chaotic family life, about the jumble of incidents and stirrings through which a child discovers a self." (Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice)