The six Angulo brothers were kept locked inside their family apartment in the Lower East Side for nearly all of their childhood. Homeschooled by their parents, they were only allowed out a couple of times a year. Their father maintained that the outside world is a frightening place filled with terrible people. To keep themselves occupied, the brothers watched hundreds of films and meticulously recreated their favourites. As they get older, their desire for independence grows, and they start to rebel. Fate changed their lives forever when director Crystal Moselle spotted them walking along First Avenue in Manhattan. Moselle documents the boys in their home to tell their story, which really has to be seen to be believed.
“Moselle’s affection for these tough-talking whelps brings you gradually, optimistically, inside their world of gritty make-believe.” — The Telegraph