Bart Layton, UK 2012. 99mins. Certificate 15
A chilling factual thriller that chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping 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.
When: 7.30pm Wednesday 7 November 2012
Where: Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
Cost: £5 on the door (£3 members)
★★★★★ “Pure suspense from start to finish” GUARDIAN
★★★★★ “Daring, funny and deeply disquieting. The year’s most fascinating and frightening doc so far, The Imposter delves far beneath the hysterical tabloid headlines.” EMPIRE
★★★★★ “Creepier than Catfish and as cinematic as Man On Wire, this is an unnerving story immaculately told and a strong contender for doc of the year.” TOTAL FILM