The Angulo brothers, the movie-loving sextet at the center of Crystal Moselle’s prizewinning Sundance documentary “The Wolfpack,” is taking on a new medium: contemporary art. Former MoCA director Jeffrey Deitch will open “The Wolfpack Show,” including homemade materials from their reenactments of modern classics like “Reservoir Dogs,” at his Soho gallery later this month. (Listen to Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson’s conversation with Moselle, during a live taping of “Screen Talk” from this year’s Sundance.)
The show, scheduled to coincide with the release of the book “Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers,” as well as the DVD edition of “The Wolfpack,” also marks the premiere of Mukunda Angulo’s new short, “Window Feel.” Isolated in their Lower East Side apartment by their tyrannical, paranoid father, the brothers re-created the outside world within by fashioning elaborate costumes, props, and scripts inspired by the likes of Quentin Tarantino and John Carpenter. “The Wolfpack,” made over four years, follows the boys as they begin to challenge their father, and the constraints of their upbringing, in order to secure a way out.
Since the film’s buzzy bow at Sundance, where it won the U.S. documentary Grand Jury Prize, the Angulo brothers have become arthouse celebrities, of sorts. Magnolia Pictures shepherded “The Wolfpack” through a small, solid theatrical release in June, joined by partner Vice Media’s promotion and outreach—which included the Angulo brothers’ live-action/stop-motion hybrid short, “Mirror Heart.” “The Wolfpack Show” opens Oct. 21.