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The Imposter

Director: Bart Layton
Screening date: To be determined

It sounds like an amazing plot for a Hitchcockian thriller: A devious con man learns of a town grieving over a missing boy, decides to impersonate the boy, and fools the entire town while, deep down, sinisterly laughing at his neighbors and fake-family members inside. However, what gives The Imposter’s its fascinatingly creepy hook is that it’s non-fiction. Through reenactments, a nameless interview subject who also happens to be the aforementioned con artist, more twists than a case of hot pretzels, director Bart Layton’s unnerving documentary could end up being one of the year’s best suspense rides (it’s slated to open in limited release this July).

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