By Chris Nashawaty
Updated October 03, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Sam Cullman

Art and Craft

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  • Movie
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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-

Art and Craft

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  • Movie
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mpaa
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  • 89 minutes

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