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Hull Independent Cinema: WE THE ANIMALS

HULL TRUCK THEATRE, Hull Truck Theatre , 50 Ferensway , Hull , HU2 8LB

16 Jul 2019

19.00

£7

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 (Raúl Castillo), 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.

Starring Sheila Vand, Raúl Castillo, Evan Rosado

Awards and Reviews
Winner, NEXT Innovator Award – Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Critics Prize – Americana Film Festival
Nominee, Best Supporting Male, Best First Feature, Best Cinematography – Film Independent Spirit Awards

“For his first narrative feature, the documentarian Zagar displays a thrillingly sensitive eye for the curiosity and caution that exists in every young child’s heart, and how it is so simple for the world to crush that.” – Globe and Mail

“On one level… “We the Animals” is a classic coming-of-age tale; on another, it’s a near perfect depiction of the emotional damage that can result from economic insecurity.” – New York Times

Jeremiah Zagar | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 93 mins

Venue Details

HULL TRUCK THEATRE,
Hull Truck Theatre ,
50 Ferensway ,
Hull ,
HU2 8LB

01482 323638

boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

http://www.hulltruck.co.uk

A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Baby Changing

Blue-Badge Parking

Hearing Loop

Level Access

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Tuesday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Wednesday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Thursday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Friday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Saturday
10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Sunday
Closed (or from 1 hour prior to show time)