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Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Exeter Phoenix

Dir. Jeremiah Zagar
93 mins | USA | 2018


  • Fri 21 Jun: 6.30pm
  • Sat 22 Jun: 8pm
  • Sun 23 Jun: 4pm
  • Mon 24 Jun: 7.30pm
  • Tue 25 Jun: 7.30pm
  • Wed 26 Jun: 1.30pm
  • Thu 27 Jun: 6pm

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable.

Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to keep her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly 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 layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working-class family life and brotherhood.