Three Identical Strangers
Monday December 17th, 2018 at 9 PMEvent Website
Tim Wardle · USA · 2018 · 96 mins · PG
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–Sundance Film Festival
What’s crazier than finding a long-lost twin? How about a long-lost triplet? With a story so bizarre it can only be true, Tim Wardle’s documentary tells the tale of three young men who discover they’re actually identical triplets separated at birth. But what begins as a light and fluffy, too-weird-to-be-fiction story goes unimaginably deeper, stranger, darker. It’s best to go in as cold as possible, to try (and likely fail) to guess what comes next, and to prepare for a wild, twisting nonfiction ride.
As this movie goes on, and the narrative unfolds, you are likely to be saying to yourself, “Oh my God,” every 10 minutes or so. Three Identical Strangers is the sort of movie that you should ideally see without knowing too much about it or what happens in it…. Wardle spent five years making Strangers after several other filmmakers had given up because they were always hitting a dead end, and so he deserves credit for journalistic doggedness and also for making a documentary that plays like a nerve-jangling thriller.
Separated at birth, then reunited at age 19 in 1980, New York triplets Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman became the toast of the talk-show circuit. Turns out, the brothers’ story is much bigger and more complicated than anyone imagined, and is only now being properly revealed, thanks to director Tim Wardle’s jaw-dropping decades-later doc. A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism.
–Variety“HOOKS YOU FROM THE BEGINNING AND NEVER LETS UP. A FILM WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME.” –Collider“SO UNLIKELY AND TWIST-FILLED THAT YOU KEEP PICKING YOUR JAW UP OFF THE FLOOR!” –Entertainment Weekly
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