United States 2016, 52 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
This is what the American Dream is supposed to look like: A dad, a mom, two kids, a house in the suburbs, and a new iPhone. That’s exactly how Gary and Kylie portrayed their young family in over 100 hours of footage that they shared with the world on YouTube. Enter documentarian Dean Fleischer-Camp, who decided to recut these innocent home movies into a film of his own, centered around a nefarious plot. His frenetic, restless editing reconstructs these chunks of reality, weaving them into a new storyline that reaches far beyond the lives of this one family. The result is a road movie featuring all the symbols of contemporary America, and a deeply troubling narrative that lays bare the despairing emptiness of pursuing happiness through endless consumption.
Previous Festivals: Hot Docs, Sheffield
- Fri 12.05 14:15 Cinemateque 2
- Wed 17.05 15:00 Cinemateque 1
Fraud - screening and skype talk with the filmmakerFri 19.05 22:15 Cinemateque 2After the screening: Skype talk with the filmmaker
Winner - Depth of Field Competition: FraudSat 20.05 15:30 Cinemateque 4
Production: Riel Roch-decter, Sebastian Pardo
Production Company: Memory, Rough House Pictures
Editing: Jonathan Rippon
Dean Fleischer-Camp is an award winning director, editor and New York Times- bestselling children's book author. He lives in Los Angeles.