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Fyre Fraud (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 January 2019 (USA)
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Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.
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Credited cast:
Bella Hadid ... Herself
Ja Rule ... Himself
Billy McFarland ... Himself
Ava Turnquest Ava Turnquest ... Herself
Austin Mills Austin Mills ... Himself
Cameron Davison ... 'This Could Be You' Partygoer
Maria Konnikova Maria Konnikova ... Herself
Matthew Burton Spector Matthew Burton Spector ... Festival Attendee
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Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.

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USA

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English

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14 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Fyre Fraud See more »

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Billy McFarland agreed to appear in the documentary on condition that he be paid. See more »

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The Netflix Documentary is better, but watch this, too.
24 January 2019 | by ejonconradSee all my reviews

When it rains it pours. Both Netflix and Hulu decided to come out with documentaries about the Fyre Festival at almost exactly the same time.

The Netflix film is definitely a superior documentary, with broader coverage of the story, but this is worth watching for the interviews with McFarland himself, which Netflix doesn't have.

Unfortunately, it seems like in exchange for the interviews, they kind of soft pedal what a thoroughly loathsome human being McFarland is. Yes, the make it clear he lied to a lot of people, but you could still walk away from this thinking he's still a basically decent guy who just got in over his head. He's not. He's a pathological liar and a sociopath.

For example, they leave out the fact that he started a new ticket sales scam *while he was out on bail* for the Fyre fraud charges.

The biggest flaw in this documentary is they don't even mention the biggest victims of the scam; namely, all the Bahamians who worked round the clock to try to try to make this happen, and then didn't get paid.

Still, the main takeaway from both documentaries is just how easy it is to separate people from a *lot* of money if you're willing to lie with a straight face, and when i comes to that, there's really no substitute for letting McFarland tell the story in his own words.


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