- Fri-Tue, October 19-23Dir. Bart Layton , USA, 2012, 95 min., R, 35mmOfficial Website
Part of Doctober
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.
“Slippery, manipulative, unstable and smoothly confounding. It's also one of the most entertaining documentaries to appear since EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, a film similarly obsessed with role playing and deception.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times