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September 6, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:35 pm
A critics’ pick the past two Sundays in the L.A. Times and rated 95% fresh by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
“We’ve all wanted at some point in our lives to become someone else, to shed our troubles and responsibilities and start afresh. French-Algerian con artist Frederic Bourdin made a career of it, assuming throughout the 1990s a series of more than a dozen alter egos that took him across Europe on false passports.
Bourdin’s greatest con brought him in 1997 to America… The mother of all stranger-than-fiction yarns, Bourdin’s Texas con is meticulously retold in director Bart Layton’s gripping, hair-raising documentary The Imposter.” (Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer)
“A whole lot stranger than fiction, “The Imposter” is a documentary that’s disturbing in ways only reality can manage. This is a train wreck you think you see coming, but no matter how prepared you are the nature and extent of the damage will overwhelm you.” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)
“Startling, provocative, witty and affecting…with the overriding recognition that the truth is far more slippery than we’d care to admit. The result is as smart as it is confident… See it and be truly beguiled.” (Trevor Johnston, Time Out)