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Photo by Crystal Moselle The Angulo brothers eat dinner while watching a movie. L–R, back: Narayna, Govinda, Jagadisa and Bhagavan. Front, from L: Mukunda and Krsna.

Photo by Crystal Moselle.
The Angulo brothers eat dinner while watching a movie. L–R, back: Narayna, Govinda, Jagadisa and Bhagavan. Front, from L: Mukunda and Krsna.

THE WOLFPACK
Synopsis: Everything the Angulo brothers know about the outside world they learned from obsessively watching movies. Shut away from bustling New York City by their overprotective father, they cope with their isolation by diligently re-enacting their favorite films. When one of the brothers escapes, the world as they know it will be transformed.

Our First Critic Says:
One is left with so many questions after viewing “The Wolfpack,” it’s hard to believe that no broadcaster is considering this. How can we know more about this odd group? Ingenuity has trumped consumerism in their lives. Is it possible that being indoctrinated by the fantasy world of Hollywood was better than being “contaminated” by the outside world?—Rania Richardson

Our Second Critic Says:
It is both ironic and fitting that a family cloistered from the outside world by a delusional, alcoholic patriarch finds itself on the large screen. I left the film chilled with the knowledge that I pass their Lower East Side housing project every day. I was able to pinpoint it in scenes where they gazed out the windows, and was reminded of the many times we read of a “house of horrors” with nobody around to notice anything amiss. One can only hope that their journey towards claiming their lives continues.—Puma Perl

Read the Full Reviews: On this website, as of April 19. See it at the Tribeca Film Festival April 18, 20, 22. More info at tribecafilm.com/festival.

A COURTSHIP
Synopsis: Amy Kohn’s documentary offers a peek into the practice of Christian courtship, wherein a woman hands over the responsibility of finding a husband to her parents and the will of God. Such is Kelly’s path, enlisting her adopted spiritual family to find her Mr. Right.

Our Critic Says: In a world where swiping right on a photo connotes romantic interest, this beautifully shot documentary explores the concept of Christian courtship by following one woman’s journey with her “spiritual parents” to find a husband. Director Amy Kohn told this paper that she wanted to use romance as a lens to look at religion and perhaps start a conversation. “A Courtship” could do just that.—Dusica Sue Malesevic

Read the Full Review: On this website, as of April 19. See it at the Tribeca Film Festival April 18, 19, 21, 22. More info at tribecafilm.com/festival.

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