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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 ... Self
Ja Rule ... Self
Billy McFarland ... Self
Jia Tolentino Jia Tolentino ... Self
Maria Konnikova Maria Konnikova ... Self
Ava Turnquest Ava Turnquest ... Self
Austin Mills Austin Mills ... Self
Cameron Davison Cameron Davison ... 'This Could Be You' Partygoer
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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During the archival footage of The Rolling Stones disastrous concert at Altamont, the subtitles oddly credit Mick Jagger's voice to an anonymous "Man." See more »

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Billy McFarland: I think it's really easy to play "Monday morning quarterback" for myself right now, looking back and saying, "I should've done this, should've done that," and I certainly made a lot of mistakes, there's no question about that. But, before we had the worst luck, we had the best luck. It sounds crazy, but so many things had to go right to make it this big of a failure.
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Best to watch this after the Netflix doc, but they're both good
3 February 2019 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Two documentaries about the Fyre Festival debacle came out days apart, Netflix's Fyre and Hulu's Fyre Fraud, and each shines in different ways.

The Netflix documentary approach is a methodical chronology. It describes what happened as it happened and how people saw it at the time. It really puts you into the day-by-day experience.

Fyre Fraud takes a different approach. It actually sketches out the basics of the entire thing in the first 15 minutes, then builds upon the various components to create a whole.

The titles actually hit at the different approaches. Fyre describes the Fyre Festival as a slow-mo disaster, only at the end fully revealing the shadiness of Fyre's charismatic creator, Billy McFarland.

Fyre Fraud, on the other hand, immediately establishes Billy as a sleazy con man, and portrays Fyre as a series of shady transactions. Netflix portrays the festival as a disaster, Fyre Fraud as a crime.

Fyre Fraud spends a lot of time framing the Fyre Fraud hysteria within the current culture. It's the sort of pundit "hot take" that is easy to poke holes in, but it's sometimes persuasive. Fraud also has an interview with Billy, although the guy is to slippery to offer much satisfaction.

If you only wanted to watch one Fyre documentary, go for the Netflix one. But after you've seen it if you want more details and a different angle, Fyre Fraud is well worth your time.


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