“Animals,” the first feature film from filmmaker Collin Schiffli, has debuted an official trailer. A critical darling, the film won the Special
Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. It stars David Dastmalchian (also the screenwriter) and Kim Shaw as a Chicago couple trying to get a handle on their heroin additions.
From the official synopsis: “‘Animals’ follows Jude and
Bobbie, a young couple living in their broken-down car parked alongside
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, whose days are a continuous ritual of theft and
scoring. When one of them undergoes a life-altering setback, each must
confront the reality of their situation – forcing them to make a decision that
will test their love and challenge their inextricable bond.”
“Animals” is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories and opens nationwide in theaters on May 15, 2015.