WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
A FILM BY JIM MICKLE
**2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: World Premiere**
**2013 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Directors' Fortnight**
OPENING SEPTEMBER 27TH IN NY AND LA
"Savagely good...The ending is to die for" - PAPER MAGAZINE
Julia Garner is a genre and indie queen in her own right started out with a memorable supporting role in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, echoing the trauma to come that Elizabeth Olsen's character endured and recently completed shooting for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.
Julia recently wrapped Billy Kent's HAIRBRAINED, starring Parker Posey, she can also be seen in Stephen Chbosky's THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and THE LAST EXORCISM II
A growing star, Julia was featured in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for her role in ELECTRICK CHILDREN. It was just announced that Julia Garner has won Best Actress in a Horror Feature at Austin's 2013 Fantastic Fest for 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 ferver, 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) 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, TOP GUN), Nick Damici (STAKE LAND), 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 STAKE LAND (winner of the “Midnight Madness” Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival).
A re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director JimMickle paints a gripping portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
Cast: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Wyatt Russell, Nick Damici, Jack Gore, Michael Parks and Kelly McGillisTRT: 100 minuteseONE will release "We Are What We Are" on Friday, September 27th in NY and LA