2012 was not the best year for movies — in fact there were more duds than delights on our cinema
2012 was not the best year for movies — in fact there were more duds than delights on our cinema screens — but one film stood out from the rest like a beacon, writes Lesley Potter.
If you missed The Imposter while it was on general release you can now buy it on DVD, or there’s another chance to catch it on a big screen at Reading’s independent film theatre club on January 24, at the Minghella Building, Reading University.
The old adage that truth is stanger than fiction has never been more apt than with this compelling documentary-drama (even though it does at times blur the boundaries between documentary and thriller).
It tells the real story of a 14-year-old boy who goes missing from his home in Texas, and how his family is duped by the arrival of a stranger. The tale is brilliantly told through the lens of Bart Layton who interviews members of the real family. The star of the show is the gruff old private detective who manages to outwit everyone — including FBI experts.