‘The Wolfpack’ At The Cable Car

Look vaguely familiar? This image probably reminds you of an entirely different movie. That effect is entirely intentional and these guys must be loving it. Held over through the holiday weekend is “The Wolfpack” the true story of six brothers, locked up for years in their Manhattan apartment, who animated their circumscribed lives getting inside the movies they loved. (NYT review.)

For much of their lives, these six ingenious young men used the movies to imaginatively if not physically break out of their Lower Manhattan apartment in a building run by the New York City Housing Authority. Even as their father all but imprisoned them (one year they never left the apartment), they made great metaphoric escapes by immersing themselves in the fictional realms created by directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino.

Rated R. Running time 80 minutes. The New York Times ran an in-depth story about the family back in January when the film premiered at Sundance. This is an incredible story.

Speaking of movie images: The Cable Car sells slightly used movie posters for $10 plus shipping. (Dibs on the Hildegard von Bingen.) Looks like the Cable Car will be closed on the Fourth of July.

Through July 9, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, (directions), 401.272.3970

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