Feature Film Program

American Animals

A Kentucky-fried heist goes wrong in Bart Layton’s bold take on the caper movie.

Filmmaker Bart Layton in attendance!


Wed May 30 7:00 PM

The Film

American Animals

Bart Layton | USA | 116

"American Animals" is the extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. Centering on unpredictable wild child Warren (Evan Peters) and aspiring artist Spencer (Barry Keoghan), two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky, the film follows the duo through college life at separate universities, as adult pressures begin to weigh heavily on their futures. Realizing their lives may never be important, they organize the brazen theft of some valuable books from the special collections library of Spencer's college, including Audubon's Birds of America, valued at $10 million. Enlisting two more friends, budding accountant Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Barry Jenner), the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen volumes, taking cues from popular heist movies. But the thieves' plans go awry, placing their bright futures in limbo.A MoviePass Ventures and Orchard release.


Tall Juan

Whether it's 'Punk', 'Garage, 'Rock' or whatever, one thing is for sure. Argentinian born/Far Rockaway transplant Tall Juan has managed to evade labels and put out songs that only a Latin Elvis inspired by the Ramones could deliver. Short, fast, and packed with Attitude. Tall Juan's lyrics are autobiographical nuggets about everything from drug addiction, the perils of dating, to living in Queens.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Live Music by Tall Juan
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
10:30 PM
After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree Tonic
This event is sold out. No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be held indoors at the same location. No outside alcohol permitted.


The William Vale

111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

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