We Are What We Are
USA, 2013, 105 Minute Running Time
NOW PLAYING at the Sie FilmCenter
In We Are What We Are, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, The Master) and Rose (Julia Garner, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
We Are What We Are also stars Michael Parks (Django Unchained), Golden Globe Nominee Kelly McGillis (Witness), Nick Damici (Stakeland), Wyatt Russell (This Is 40) and newcomer Jack Gore. We Are What We Are was written by Mickle and Damici. The two previously collaborated on the screenplays for Mickle's first two features, Mulberry Street and Stakeland (winner of the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival).
Read Lisa Kennedy's blog about the film from the Mile High Horror Fest HERE.
Read Indiewire's review from Sundance HERE.
Read NPR's review HERE.
DIRECTOR: Jim Mickle
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