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First trailer for Sundance darling CATFISH

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
July 30th, 2010

My late arrival at this year's Sundance impaired me from taking in one of the most talked-about films of the festival, CATFISH. First touted as a documentary, the story of the content and creation of CATFISH ended up being an integral and intriguing part of watching and enjoying the very film itself. On the most shallow of its levels, CATFISH is about an online romance. But beyond that, the film is "not based on a true story" but is just "true." I'll stop before I give away any of the innumerable twists and shocks that I learned about the film in my rabid determination to learn its secrets.

The official synopsis of the film might say it best: "In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, CATFISH is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue." Believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The first trailer for the film, which will see a limited release this fall, has finally hit the interwebs. It's after the break, but beware - it may tell you more than you want to know.


Are you intrigued by CATFISH?

Source /Film

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