This documentary was originally reviewed after screening at Canada’s Hot Docs 2012.
The Imposter is one of those films that is best enjoyed the less you know about it going in. If you’ve managed to escape the story of 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay’s missing persons case, then do your best not to google things. In a story that you wouldn’t believe if it were fiction, “Barclay” who went missing from his home in Texas in 1994, shows up four years later in Spain. I’m not ruining anything by using those little inverted commas as the title of the film tells you everything may not be as it seems.
Reviews for The Invisible War, Brooklyn Castle and The Imposter are below. Check out all our Hot Docs coverage here.
Kirby Dick has made a name for himself by rallying for the under-dog against “the man”. Whether it was his exposition of American politics’ anti-gay agenda in 2010′s Outrage, sexual abuse victims and the Catholic church in 2004′s Twist of Faith or independent film-makers and critics fed up with the MPAA’s often inexplicable rating choices in 2008′s This Film Is Not Yet Rated.