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'Catfish': Set to make a splash

The indie doc has a surprise ending viewers can’t seem to keep secret

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Heads up!
Do you live in NYC, L.A., Austin, San Francisco, or Toronto? And are you planning to see the indie doc Catfish when it gets a limited release in your city on Sept. 17? If so, we have one small favor to ask after you do: Zip it! Ever since its debut at January’s Sundance Film Festival, the documentary has been generating carefully worded buzz — mostly for its almost-too-good-to-be-true twist ending. We wouldn’t dream of spoiling it, but here’s what we can tell you: Directed by buddies Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, Catfish follows an unlikely Facebook-forged relationship between Schulman’s 24-year-old brother, Nev, and an artistic family in Michigan. When Nev sets out to meet the clan in person…well, you’ve just got to see it. But if you don’t live in one of the cities above, don’t worry. Catfish will likely swim to a theater near you on Oct. 1, when it gets a wider release.