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Hull Independent Cinema: WE THE ANIMALS

16/07/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

£5 – £7

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Three boys tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own. A visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast.

WE THE ANIMALS | Jeremiah Zagar | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 93 mins


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


WE THE ANIMALS is rated 15.  Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).


Programme Details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.

7:00pm: Programme starts

8:45pm: Programme ends

The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.


Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
Hull, HU2 8LB United Kingdom
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