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We have been following the Twinsters story since last year when they were still crowdfunding for the film, and our some of our L.A. readers even got to see the film at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), but now the documentary directed by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto is receiving a theatrical release:

July 17 – New York (Empire 25 Time Square)
July 24 – Los Angeles (Arclight Cinemas)
July 31 – Austin, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and additional cities across the US


In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.

Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook.

TWINSTERS had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing. On its festival premiere, TWINSTERS screened at the beloved Stateside Theater. The venue was completely full. It was a must-see sold-out screening at the fest.

The Los Angeles premiere on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Arclight Cinemas – Hollywood will include a post-screening discussion following the 7:10pm show with directors Futerman and Miyamoto and additional cast & crew, along with special guests.

Following the film there will be a special reception, hosted by The Kindred Foundation.
TWINSTERS | LA Premiere After Party Event
FRI July 24, 2015; 6:30pm – 11:30pm
CONFESSION: 1666 McCadden Pl. Hollywood, CA 90028 (entrance on Hollywood Blvd)
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

The evening will include a hosted Svedka Bar, Sounds by DJ John Lock, light tray pass and opportunity to speak with the cast and crew of the film!

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