PDAC’s Reel Event features emotional thriller with “Three Identical Strangers”

Independent Film Series third screening at Prairie City Cinema Jan. 16

 The Portage Citizen

At the heart of “Three Identical Strangers” is a sociological study of nature versus nurture and is billed as the billed as “the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told”.

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret — a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Set in New York in 1980, “Three Identical Strangers” is a documentary revealing a joyous reunion of 19-year-old brothers separated at birth, are launched into international fame upon discovering each other, but it also reveals an extraordinary and disturbing secret with an indeterminate number of victims at play.

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“Three Identical Strangers” is a documentary revealing a joyous reunion of 19-year-old brothers separated at birth. HANDOUT

“Three Identical Strangers” is the third screening in this season’s Reel Event series of six independent films chosen from the Toronto International Film Festival, Film Circuit Schedule. PDAC is one of only five official Film Circuit Centres in Manitoba.

“By purchasing Reel Event Season Passes, my wife and I are committed to enjoying six movies that we would not normally go and see. The atmosphere at Reel Event is wonderful and needs to be experienced,” said Doug Halmarson.

“Three Identical Strangers” will screen in the Prairie City Cinema on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. season passes can be purchased at the Arts Centre Gift Shop for $48.

Watch the official trailer here:


The Portage & District Arts Centre is a registered charity that showcases and promotes the artworks of artists.

“Three Identical Strangers” is sponsored by Christianson Law Corporation.


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