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See this film: We Are What We Are at the Paramount

In the tradition of Dogtoothand Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are (2010) explores what happens when family values are taken to an extreme. A father drops dead in the street, leaving the role of breadwinner to the eldestson, a fractious teenager. It's a lot to be responsible for, especially since the family's bread of choice is human flesh. Demonstrating with black-comic clarity how the woes of society can be traced to its fundamental unit, this poignant thriller screens courtesy of ArtsEmerson at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington St, Boston | Friday, May 13 @ 7 + 8:45 pm | $10; $7.50 seniors; $5 students | 617.824.8000 or artsemerson.org.

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