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.