Three Identical Strangers


Rafael 2 Fri, May 4, 2018 6:30 PM
Rafael 2 Sat, May 5, 2018 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Running Time:96 min.
Director:Tim Wardle
Producer:Becky Read
Grace Hughes-Hallett
Cinematographer:Tim Cragg
Editor:Michael Harte
Print Source:Neon
CNN Films
Note Writer:Miriam Wolf


Bobby, David, and Eddy—triplets who find each other by chance in their late teens—generated heartwarming headlines in the 1980s. Their three identical smiles, mop-top heads, and wide shoulders charmed the public almost as much as the circumstances of their reunification. But questions of “nature" vs. "nurture” open up into much larger inquiries about free will, destiny, and more. Through interviews with the men, their families, and researchers, we learn an almost unbelievable story that goes much further than their exultant initial encounter, and much deeper than cultural obsession with multiples. Tracing back to the adoption agency that placed them with their families at birth, this entrancing documentary plays out as a great mystery.

Sundance 2018—US Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling

"So unlikely and twist-filled that you keep picking your jaw up off the floor."
—Entertainment Weekly

Additional Information

Tim Wardle is a BAFTA Award–nominated documentary director and executive producer at the award-winning production company Raw. His films as director include One Killer Punch, which explores the repercussions of a single violent act, and Lifers, an observational study of murderers sentenced to life at Europe’s largest prison. Tim has also worked as head of development for a number of leading production companies. Three Identical Strangers is his first feature.