Monday, November 21

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive


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Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp

Film Details: 52 min, 2016, USA, color, DCP

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Director Dean Fleischer-Camp will attend in person.


Between 2008-2015, a man filmed his life obsessively and uploaded it to YouTube. The hundreds of hours of raw footage revealed a very personal and intimate look into an American family’s life and their struggle to survive. Fraud is a film created by piecing this colossal trove of home video into a narrative.

Witness the implosion of a working-class family chasing the American Dream, sort of. Culled from over one-hundred hours of one family’s home movies on YouTube, Fraud uses found footage to reveal the slippery nature of what we see online.

“obliterates the line between fiction and documentary… a fascinating experiment in subversive storytelling” – Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine

“a frighteningly funny and infuriating found footage film that shines a light on the cost and delusion of the American dream. – Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene


Filmmaker Bio:

Dean Fleischer-Camp is an award-winning director, editor and New York Times-bestselling children’s book author. He lives in California.


This fall, The DocYard is collaborating with The GroundTruth Project, an innovative non-profit media organization based at WGBH, to feature a collection of shorts from its filmmakers and fellows. The GroundTruth Project’s mission is to inspire, train and support new generations of international correspondents and documentarians who can tell stories of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, climate change and the environment, religious affairs and global health. GroundTruth Films Director Beth Murphy will curate three shorts to share with DocYard audiences. Look for them on October 24, November 21 and December 5. Learn more.

About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

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Tickets $11 General Public, $9 Members & Students. DocYard Season Passes Accepted. Brattle passes not accepted.