American Animals

Four men wearing hats and loitering suspiciously.

Still from American Animals, directed by Bart Layton, 2018.

Inventively blending fiction and reality, Bart Layton (The Imposter) details one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history in this documentary hybrid. 

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

“A heart-pounding heist movie and a bantering conversation between real life and fiction [American Animals] is a great deal sharper – and more slickly executed – than the lunkheaded criminal debacle on which it is based” ★★★★ – The Guardian

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