‘The Wolfpack’ Escapes Tiny NYC Apartment, Hits The Big Screen Expand options

Krsna Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo and Govinda Angulo in THE WOLFPACK, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Watching films at a movie theater is a luxury that up until recently, wasn’t an option for the six Angulo brothers. For them, watching movies inside their tiny NYC apartment wasn’t just their only option, it was their escape vehicle.

That’s because their father, Oscar Angulo, refused to let go of the only key to his family’s cramped Lower East Side apartment. Homeschooled by their mother and only allowed to step outside a few times each year if they were lucky, the Angulo brothers were locked away from society since birth.

Narayana Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo, Mukunda Angulo and Krsna Angulo are eating in their tiny NYC apartment.
Narayana Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo, Mukunda Angulo and Krsna Angulo in THE WOLFPACK, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

It wasn’t until 2010 when the brothers escaped to explore NYC alone. As fate would have it, director Crystal Moselle saw the sextet on the street and struck up a conversation.

The brothers shared their childhood memories, many of which included memorizing every line in classics like The Godfather, making costumes, building props, and filming themselves reenacting scenes from The Dark Knight to battle their loneliness.

Mukunda Angulo from The Wolfpack is wearing a Batman costume and staring out the window.
Mukunda Angulo in in THE WOLFPACK, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Five years and many visits from Crystal later, The Wolfpack was born. And with it, came the brothers’ ticket to freedom.

Get a glimpse of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary below, and be sure to watch The Wolfpack in a theater near you.

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