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Aro Recommended Catfish

 

USA 2010, 87 minutes
Dir. Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Rating: [M]
Genres: Documentary / Sociology

Topics: Computers & Tech.

 

“A fascinating document, at once glib, untrustworthy and strangely authentic.” ~A. O. Scott, New York Times

Aroview: Astonishing documentary follows the interactions between a New York-based photographer and a young woman from rural Michigan who make contact via Facebook and set off a bewildering series of events.

Ostensibly self-indulgent with a no-frills aesthetic and a threadbare legitimacy, this inadvertently segues into a story for our times that not only cautions the pitfalls of social networking, but finds itself consciously negotiating the inherently exploitative nature of documentary film-making. Or put another way, this simple film gives both its participants and the audience a surprising amount to think about.

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
 

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