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Art and Craft

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ART AND CRAFT Mark Landis
Sam Cullman

Art and Craft

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
89 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/03/14
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

The idea most of us have of the world-class art forger is one of glamour and guile. In other words, the opposite of Mark Landis, the subject of this strange and compelling documentary exposé. A soft-spoken, sallow-faced beanpole grappling with mental illness, Landis effortlessly cranks out phony masterpieces in his seedy bedroom and donates them to museums. Is he a criminal? Well, that’s tough to answer. Since he’s technically not profiting from his fakes, he’s really just an art-world nuisance — an obsessive loner seeking attention. A fascinating look inside the troubled mind of a master of deception. A-