Three Identical Strangers
Dir. Tim Wardle | 96 min
Documentary United States 2018 English
Monday, July 27:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC On Rush*
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Winner, Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival
In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds Robert Shafran and Edward Galland —made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been separated at birth, adopted and raised by different families.
Even more incredibly, when their story ran in the New York Post, another 19 year-old, David Kellman, realized he was their triplet, adopted to yet another family. After an overwhelmingly joyful reunion, they became instant media sensation sensations, interviewed by Tom Brokaw and Phil Donahue, clubbing at Studio 54, even appearing in a movie with Madonna. But the brothers’ discovery set in motion a chain of events that, decades later, unearthed an extraordinary and disturbing secret.
- Special Jury Award
2018, Sundance Film Festival
- Mind boggling. A multiple-stage jaw dropper. ― Boston Globe
- A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them. ― Variety
- It's best to go in as cold as possible, to try (and likely fail) to guess what comes next, and to prepare for a wild, twisting nonfiction ride. ― Seattle Times
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This event finished on July 3, 2018.