One of the more interesting projects is Jim Mickle’s upcoming reimagining of the Mexican cannibal film We Are What We Are. I use the phrase reimagining over remake because the early reviews out of Fantastic Fest make it apparent that Mickle kept the core concept of the original (the patriarch of a family of Catholic zealots dies, leaving them to fend for themselves) while putting his own spin on the material. With Mulberry Drive and Stakeland Mickle has already proven himself one of the most exciting young filmmakers working in genre films right now.
If you’re in the Boston area and want to check out the film ahead of it’s October limited release, click the link below and download your free pair of passes to this Thursday’s screening at the Fenway Regal Cinema at 7:30PM. Mickle will be on hand for a post screening Q&A as well.
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WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
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.