We are so pleased to finally open the critically acclaimed (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!) documentary TWINSTERS tonight at the Kiggins!
Here’s the scoop: In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles (she was in Memoirs of a Geisha and 21 & Over), and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.
Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook.
So see, all that time everyone spends on social media platforms CAN have a positive outcome!
I probably see close to a hundred documentaries each year (I don’t sleep much), and I can honestly say, Twinsters is my favorite of 2015. It is charming, extremely funny, and wonderfully directed and edited (it won a special award for editing at the esteemed SXSW film festival this year as well as Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival). The incorporation of on-screen texts and Facetime and other technologies is wonderful.
So, I hope you will join us this week. You won’t be sorry.