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The Wolfpack

THE WOLFPACK documents six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively. Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world.

Director: Crystal Moselle
Year: 2015
Time: 90 min
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What You Need to Know About Hare Krishnas

Have you ever wondered why Hare Krishnas don’t eat meat, or how the movement differs from other strains of Hinduism?

Read this primer on the Hare Krishna movement and its practices and beliefs by  NPR.

THE WOLFPACK Brothers On Why 80’s Music Rules

“We got new music when we would look through our dads hundreds of cassettes that our dad recorded from the radio or from records. He would also make mixedtapes.”

Read the full article here.

The Angulo Brothers Review Summer Blockbusters

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The Wolfpack Goes To Hollywood

The success of the documentary THE WOLFPACK brought the brothers to Los Angeles for their first time ever. There they explored the sites and met film directors David O. Russell (American Hustle, The Fighter) and William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) who both have inspired their creativity.

Watch their travelogue on youtube.

Fear ‘Stops Child Development’

“Youngsters are missing out on their childhood because we over-protect them…” Find out more on BBC.

 Many Open Questions

“THE WOLFPACK, Moselle’s first feature-length directorial project, is an unusual film, made in part by the participants. It leaves a lot of questions open, about access, process, and the Angulos’ future—questions Moselle sat down with The Dissolve to answer.”

Read the interview here.

Homeschooling: Setting the Record Straight

“During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called ‘homeschooling.’ At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an opportunity to spend more time raising her children in the way she believed to be best, rather than trusting the sub-par local schools to oversee our academic career.”

Continue reading on The Huffington Post.

The Story Behind the Lower East Side

“This look at the Lower East Side will be done over three posts. This first post will use old maps to  reconstruct the area from Colonial days, and look at how the Lower East Side developed initially, before the days of New York’s iconic immigration. The next post will go to street level, looking at what’s left of the Federal-Georgian style buildings, row houses, and the evolution of the tenement, all from different bygone eras. The final post will go way back…

Continue reading here.

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