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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Catfish Special Event at IFI
The IFI was delighted to present a special preview of the eagerly-anticipated Catfishlast night. The special preview came in advance of the film being released at the IFI from this Friday. Watch the trailer here.
The film will change the way you view social networking, and is a fascinating examination of the ways in which we choose to communicate in a modern world, and how everything is not always as it may first seem. To say too much about the film would give too much away. It really is one of those films that the less you know, the better, so all we can simply tell you is to go and discover this bizarre world for yourself before you hear too much.
Following the preview, we were delighted to take part in an interactive Q&A. The IFI, along with 16 cinemas in the UK, all participated in a simultaneous Q&A with the audience sending questions via Twitter. All very hi-tech! Nev Shulman, the New York dance photographer who is the central figure in the film, was on hand to answer the various questions. We were proud that the very first question in the interactive Q&A came from an IFI audience member here in Dublin!
We hope to have the Q&A up online soon (but we would strongly advise that you don't watch this until AFTER you have seen the film!)