We the Animals


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NEXT Innovator Award

Us three, brothers, kings inseparable. 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. With the triumvirate fractured, 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 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, director Jeremiah Zagar reinvents his career by transforming a landscape of childhood alienation and turning it into a fever dream careening toward the future.

Sat. 1/20, noon, PC Library, PC
Mon. 1/22, 9:15 a.m., Ray, PC
Wed. 1/24, 6:00 p.m., SLC Library, SLC
Thu. 1/25, 1:00 p.m., Redstone 2, PC
Fri. 1/26, 3:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/27, 2:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC

YEAR 2018



RUN TIME 90 min

COMPANY Cinereach and Public Record

WEBSITE http://cinereach.org/

EMAIL sara@cinereach.org

PHONE (212) 727-3224


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Artist Bio

Jeremiah Zagar

Director Jeremiah Zagar's first feature documentary, In a Dream (HBO), was shortlisted for an Academy Award and received two Emmy nominations, including best documentary. It screened at theaters across the U.S. and festivals around the world, winning awards at the SXSW Film Festival and others. His second, Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (HBO), premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. We the Animals is Zagar's first narrative feature and is based on the novel by Justin Torres.