Filmed in Utica, NY, the strength of We the Animals is in its casting of the three young brothers. In the Q&A, the director, Jeremiah Zagar, talked about striving to make a film like: Streetwise and Tin Drum.
I felt uncomfortable with the extreme violence (kids hitting their father, their father hitting their mother), children exposed to porn, the children starving from lack of food, etc. The dreamlike atmosphere was done in a way different from what I was expecting. I wasn't really into it.
This is the 294th film I've seen using Movie Pass.
Bug squashed and bugs zapped.
Q&A with Jeremiah Zagar (director/co-writer), Dan Kitrosser (co-writer), and Sean Baker (moderator)
Sean Baker talked about working with kids like Jeremiah Zagar had. When experiencing interruptions, Sean Baker told the kids they needed to focus and not fool around, because his money was burning (and they listened up).