September 17, 2010 > Catfish reels you in
Catfish reels you in
Releases September 17
Wowing audiences at the Sundance film festival, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost's documentary is powerful and startling, a reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times. Following the journey of Nev Schulman, a 24-year old New York City photographer, as he begins an online relationship with a Michigan family, it soon veers into strange and suspenseful territory as he discovers that the family is not what it appears to be.
Nev is contacted on Facebook by Abby, an eight-year old girl who asks permission to paint one of his photographs. When she sends him her remarkable painting, Nev begins an online friendship with Abby and her family, eventually falling in love with her older sister Megan.
When Nev and his friends uncover some startling revelations about Megan, they set off on a road trip to find the truth.
Catfish centers on a riveting mystery, a product of our times where social networking, mobile devices and electronic communication so often replace face-to-face personal contact. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's compassionate documentary is a remarkable and powerful story of grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
Rated: PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime: 94 min