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Join us for a live chat with the directors and stars of 'Catfish'

September 28, 2010 | 12:45 pm

Catfish

How well do you know your Facebook friends?

That’s the question at the center of the new film “Catfish,” which opens wide this weekend. New York filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost set out shooting Ariel’s brother Nev after the 24-year-old photographer is contacted, out of the blue, by Abby, an 8-year-old Michigan girl who wants to make a painting of one of his published photos. Soon Nev befriends Abby’s mother, Angela, and Abby’s 19-year-old sister, Megan, with whom he starts an online / cellphone / text message romance. But is all as it seems?
 
The documentary has been generating a lot of buzz since it first captured attention at the Sundance Film Festival. It opened in select cities last week and is playing strong among critics and reviewers, with a 76.9% positive rating on Movie Review Intelligence. Some viewers, however, have questioned whether the movie, billed as a “reality thriller,” is really a documentary. 

You'll have a chance to get answers to your questions at 11 a.m. Pacific Tuesday, when 24 Frames hosts a live chat with Joost and the Schulman brothers. Sign up below for a reminder message.

--Lisa Fung

Photo: Ariel Schulman, left, Henry Joost and Nev Schulman in the reality thriller "Catfish." Credit: MCT

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'Catfish' blurs line between documentary and feature film

Movie review: 'Catfish'


 
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