The Source Magazine was on the red carpet for the NY Premiere of a compelling documentary being release by Indomina Releasing (Ice-T’s “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”) and A&E IndieFilms called THE IMPOSTER. The screening took place at Cinema 123 and was presented by The Peggy Siegal Company.
Hip-Hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy was in attendance and he joined Director Bart Layton at the after-party, which was at Le Cirque. Fab told us that he is making fine art and painting and he has various television and film projects in development. He is mostly producing, but may direct if the right project comes along. He says that one of his paintings will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s this fall, so keep on the look-out for that!
The Imposter is now playing. It is one of the best documentaries we have seen all year and has won much critical acclaim.
Film Synopsis: A gripping thriller straight out of real life, THE IMPOSTER is an original film experience that walks the razor’s edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery. The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance – that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances – but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas.
Runtime is 95 minutes
“One of the most compelling films you’ll see all year” – Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine
“Astonishing” – Kenneth Turan, NPR
“A knockout” – Marshall Heyman, The Wall Street Journal
*** Winner, Grand Jury Prize – 2012 Miami Film Festival ***
*** Official Selection – 2012 Sundance Film Festival ***
*** Official Selection – 2012 SXSW Film Festival ***
*** Winner, Filmmakers Award – 2012 HOTDOCS **