Sneak Peek: Wolves
From the famous courts of West 4th Street to the tenements over looking the bridges of the lower east side, Wolves paints an original, diverse, and emotional portrait of a boy becoming a man in New York City.
18-year-old Anthony Keller is a high school basketball star. Now in his senior year, he is being recruited by Cornell University, a dream come true. Called “Saint” by everyone at his school (St. Anthony’s), he does his best to live up to his name. He is captain of his team, a good student, has a long time girlfriend, and some good friends. But the ease with which he moves through his life is a facade. At home, Anthony struggles with his troubled Father, Lee Keller (Michael Shannon), and his father’s gambling addiction. Anthony’s Mother, Jenny (Carla Gugino), has made it her mission to keep the family afloat, but has done so only with great emotional and financial sacrifice.
As Anthony approaches the end of his senior year and the city finals, he is faced with adversity from all sides, and the stakes are high. He must find his own definition of what it means to be a man, both on and off the court; and, in doing so, he is confronted with the decision of a lifetime.
Starring: Taylor John Smith ( “Cruel Intentions,” “American Crime,” Insidious: Chapter 3), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Loving), Carla Gugino (Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game, “Wayward Pines,” “Roadies”), Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”), Chris Bauer (“The Wire,” “True Blood”), and John Douglas Thompson (Michael Clayton, A Most Violent Year)
Directed by: Bart Freundlich (World Traveler, The Myth of Fingerprints)
Written by: Bart Freundlich
Produced by: Tim Perell and Bart Freundlich
Distributor: IFC Films
Release Date: March 3, 2017 (In theaters and On Demand)
Runtime: 110 minutes