Yaniv Schulman, a 24-year-old New York–based photographer, had no idea what he was in for when eight-year-old Abby Pierce in rural Michigan contacted him on MySpace to ask permission to paint one of his photographs. She sent him her work (clearly advanced for her age), and Yaniv began a friendship and correspondence with Abby’s family. But things really got interesting when he developed a cyber-romance with Abby’s attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. When Yaniv and his buddies uncovered some startling revelations about Megan, they set off on a road trip to figure out who this family really were.
Catfish is a riveting documentary and a product of the times we live in. In this intricate tale mired in social networking and mobile devices, the key to the mystery was simple—human interaction. What so intriguingly and wonderfully emerges from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s documentary is a story of kindness and compassion.—Sundance Film Festival
Maybe it's fake, but it's set up in a really intriguing way. I enjoyed it a great deal.
So there is a difference. If the film is on the level, my opinion will be affected. Of course there is no way to know for sure. The filmmakers are emphatic about it being the real thing, but it wouldn't be the first time filmmakers have lied to achieve the desired effect. Having watched a couple episodes of the show, I really don't care that much anymore anyway. The interest has quickly waned.
A month ago, Dennis Lim had a piece in the New York Times on the emergence of films "that could be said to blur or thwart or simply ignore
"From the 'truth is stranger than fiction' file comes this documentary about three New York artists (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, and Schulman
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