We were at the New York premiere Friday night of "We The Animals," a new film that's already being compared to Oscar-winner "Moonlight." It's the sad story of three brothers in a family struggling to stay afloat through abusiveness and always being on the edge of poverty. It's told uniquely from the perspective of Jonah, at 10, the youngest of the three brothers.
I have a prejudice to disclose... I've known director Jeremiah Zagar for close to 15 years. He was a classmate and remains a close friend of my son Michael. In film school at Emerson and since, they've consulted and collaborated on various projects. Above all, Jeremiah is a really nice person who is a master storyteller.
So I'm especially thrilled to see his new film getting great reviews -- The Wall Street Journal, The L.A. Times and as a "Critic's Pick" in yesterday's New York Times.
It's playing now in New York at The Angelika and the new Landmark 57 and it'll be in other cities soon. It's worth watching for. Here's a link to the L.A. Times review and to the film's FB page so you can watch for updates.
Go see it.