#SXSW: “THE LOST SONS”
By Amanda Gilmore
This shocking Documentary tells the story of Paul Fronczak and his family. In 1960s Chicago, the Fronczaks had their baby stolen from the hospital. Fifteen months later a toddler is abandoned in New Jersey. The FBI claimed this toddler was Paul Fronczak, but was he?
The Lost Sons is a compelling watch that keeps its audience gripped from beginning to end. Director Ursula Macfarlane documents this unbelievable story to the screen with powerful interviews from the Fronczak family and those who helped Paul investigate his true heritage. There are twists and turns throughout the story. Some mysteries become solved while other dark family secrets remain unveiled.
This is a powerful Film which examines one man’s desire to find his biological family. Along Paul’s journey, we are reminded about the importance of biological history and heritage. In the end, we understand that knowing our family and their history helps inform our identity.
Overall, Macfarlane brings her audience on an emotional journey of an entire family that experienced something unimaginable.
The Lost Sons screens at SXSW: Tuesday, March 16 5PM ET.