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Love Fraud

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In Person Events

  • Tue Mar 31 : 

    Q&A with dirs. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady at 7:30!

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Episodes to be announced.

Bigamy. Identity theft. Fraud. For the last 20 years Richard Scott Smith has used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love — conning them out of their money and their dignity. But now his victims have banded together determined to seek sweet revenge.

LOVE FRAUD is a 4-part limited documentary series that follows (in real time) a con-man who is on the loose and the dynamic women determined to put him behind bars. Oscar-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady take viewers on a bizarre, engrossing ride through the twisted mind of a criminal and the chaos he leaves in his wake. LOVE FRAUD will have a World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Day One, Thursday, January 23, 2020, marking the first time an episodic series was programmed on opening day in festival history. 

Screening as part of the Winter 2020 season of Pure Nonfiction.Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $18 for the general public and $15 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Winter 2020 films (Feb 11 – Mar 31) is available for $110 for general admission, and $90 for IFC Center Members, here.

  • Country USA
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 150 minutes
  • Director Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady