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The Imposter

Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

2012, USA, Directed by Bart Layton, Rated R, 99 min., 35mm print.

Nicholas Barclay was 13 years old when he disappeared on June 13, 1994. He was reported found in Spain on October 7, 1997, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems.

The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies?

It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn. Documentary meets Film Noir in a true story, which has the twists and turns of a thriller. Told in a cinematic language that combines documentary and stylized visualizations, perception is challenged at every turn.

Just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth emerges leaving you even more on edge. ©Indomina Releasing

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, Sunday through Wednesday at 7:00 pm only, Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm

This event is part of the Putnam Film event series.

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Categories: Arts, Film
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