Stay up to date on the latest Tribeca news and special offers with our newsletter. Sign up now.


World Premiere

USA | 109 MINUTES | English |


Anthony Keller (Taylor John Smith) is the captain of his NYC high school basketball team, riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. He is smart, well-liked, and confident. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee (Michael Shannon) has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court.

Bart Freundlich’s powerfully directed drama features stand-out performances from its trio of leads—Shannon as the complex and compulsive Lee, Carla Gugino as Anthony’s well-meaning mother struggling to keep the fracturing family together, and newcomer Smith, who channels confidence and vulnerability as Anthony faces his first real adult decisions. Moving fluidly among the halls of affluent prep schools, the public courts of West 4th street, and tenements of the Lower East Side, Wolves is an emotionally-charged portrait of a boy becoming a man in New York City.

—Cara Cusumano
Read an interview with Michael Shannon where he discusses all of his Tribeca 2016 roles, at


Directed by Bart Freundlich

Bart Freundlich is a director, screenwriter, and producer whose credits include The Rebound, Trust the Man, Catch That Kid, World Traveler, his feature-film debut and Sundance hit, The Myth of Fingerprints, and numerous episodes of Showtime’s Californication.
Bart Freundlich
Bart Freundlich
Tim Perell, Bart Freundlich
Joseph Krings
Juanmi Azpiroz
Executive Producer
Bill Koenigsberg, Erika Pearsall, Erica Steinberg
David Bridie
Becky Glupczynski
Production Designer
Elizabeth Jones
Costume Designer
Stacey Battat
Casting by
Doug Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein
Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Taylor John Smith, Chris Bauer, John Douglas Thompson


Print Source
Hannah Shore
Process Media
New York City, NY 10007
Phone: 212 219 3209
US Sales Contact
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Press Contact
Monica Delamater
Falco Ink
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212 445 7100