Three Identical Strangers
Running Time: 96min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award
In 1980, their story was a news sensation. Triplets Eddy, Bobby and David had been separated at six months old and adopted by different families. They grew up within 100 miles of each other around New York City, but never knew of each other’s existence. They only met by accident in their college years and then enjoyed a period of brief fame. Madonna cast them in a movie. They opened a SoHo restaurant called Triplets. But that’s only where this story begins.
Filmmaker Tim Wardle teams with the producers of The Imposter (that won Miami’s 2012 Documentary Award) to uncover fascinating twists and turns in the triplets’ story. They grew up in differing economic circumstances – one affluent, one middle class, one blue collar – that raises questions about what’s the greatest influence on a person – nurture or nature? Three Identical Strangers was among the most talked about documentaries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Tim Wardle
Producer: Becky Read
Executive Producer: Courtney Sexton
Cinematographer: Tim Cragg
Editor: Michael Harte