I recently borrowed the new DVD “Catfish” and I enjoyed this little documentary so much I thought I would recommend it, through this blog, to a larger audience. While our DVD collection is usually spoken for over the weekends, the four copies of “Catfish” seem available most of the time.
The film follows New York photographer Nev Schulman who received a painting of one of his photos from eight-year-old Abby. Flattered by her interest in his work, he adds her as a friend on Facebook. This expands to include her family, including her mother, Angela, and her older half-sister, Megan. Nev develops a strong friendship with Megan, who has dozens of pictures on her Facebook account.
I don’t want to revel any more of the plot as any further explanation would give away the twists that make this documentary so entertaining, touching and emotional. I highly recommend it.
-posted Jill, Readers’ Services