“American Animals” Opening Goes Online

One of the more acclaimed fest films of the year, the art heist drama/thriller “American Animals,” follows a group of college kids from wealthy backgrounds banded together to steal a collection of rare art books.

Bart Layton (“The Imposter”) directs the film in which actors play real-life figures who also appear as themselves talking about what really happened. It’s a blend of narrative and documentary and today the film’s opening scene has been released online which offers a good glimpse of the style on offer.

Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Jared Abrahamson, and Blake Jenner co-star in the film which is now playing.