The Wolfpack blows open the world of shut-in siblings

One apartment. Six brothers. Little contact with the outside world. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle tells the surreal story of the home-schooled Angulo brothers.
When six isolated brothers broke out of their family apartment, one of the first people they met was a filmmaker. Crystal Moselle tells their story in The Wolfpack. (Video Services Corp)

Imagine being one of six brothers growing up in a New York apartment, barely setting foot outside, and developing your world view via home-schooling and Hollywood films.

This was childhood for the Angulo brothers, who were largely raised in isolation save for their cinematic window into the wider world. 

Filmmaker Crystal Moselle follows the long-haired boys in The Wolfpack, one of the most talked-about films of the year. She and two of the brothers — Govinda and Narayana Angulo — join guest host Gill Deacon to discuss their surreal childhood, their chance meeting with Moselle, and how they broke free to become the protagonists of their own story. 

The Angulo brothers watched everything from screwball comedies to supernatural thrillers. (Crystal Moselle/Video Services Corp)
The Angulo brothers mimicked the fashion they saw in the movies, making elaborate costumes and walking around dressed like Resevoir Dogs. (Crystal Moselle/Video Services Corp)
The Angulo brothers are starting their own production company called Wolfpack pictures. (Crystal Moselle)


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