DVD, Digital Release: Wolves (2016)

Digital & DVD Release Date: Aug. 8, 2017
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: IFC

A New York City high school basketball star earns a scholarship to an Ivy League university and looks to have a perfect life ahead of him, but his unstable father threatens to destroy his career before it starts in writer-director Bart Freundlich’s (The Rebound) coming-of-age drama Wolves.

Taylor John Smith (l.) and Michael Shannon in Wolves

Anthony (Taylor John Smith, TV’s American Crime) is a standout player on his Manhattan high school’s basketball team with seemingly everything going for him. But Anthony’s dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father (Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals), a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife (Carla Gugino, Watchmen) and son. Though it goes against his nature, Anthony must summon the strength to step out from his father’s shadow and reclaim his future.

The R-rated FC theatrical release was an Official Selection at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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