Catfish is a new documentary taking the world (and internet) by storm and I highly recommend that everyone see it. The story begins when Nev Schulman (a photographer in NYC) has a picture of two dancers featured in the New York Sun. A few months later, Nev receives a package from a small town in Michagan containing an oil painting from 9-year-old Abby, an aspiring artist who used Nev's picture as inspiration.
Nev and Abby strike up an unlikely friendship on Facebook, Nev sharing his pictures, Abby sharing her artwork. Nev's brother Ariel is a documentary filmmaker along with his friend Henry Joost and they decide to make a movie about Nev's budding friendship with Abby. Nev talks to Abby's mother on the phone, and friends her siblings on Facebook, and they all thank him for helping their sister. But it is when Nev friends Abby's 19-year-old sister Megan, a singer and dancer, that things really heat up. Megan and Nev hit it off right away on Facebook and eventually move to text and phone calls as their relationship grows.
Ariel and Henry are there to record when Nev eventually decides to meet the girl he has been talking to and dreaming about for the past nine months, in real life. This is a great story about social media and how people can use it to connect to others with like interests across the country and across the world. Anyone who is on Facebook or Twitter should go see this movie.