Art and Craft

Viewpoints

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES

ART AND CRAFT

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Mark Landis is perhaps the most prolific art forger the U.S. has ever seen. He’s duped curators throughout the nation with precise imitations from Matisse to Picasso, curiously never asking for money, but instead donating his counterfeits free of charge. After 30 years of conning the art industry, Landis is first discovered by Matthew Leininger, a registrar from Cincinnati, who has since dedicated years to tracking the man who hoodwinked him, in search of answers. But Landis' motivations are far more layered than simple deception. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, there's a question if he even knows that he is being deceptive at all. Through a richly complex lens, Art and Craft delicately balances a portrait of an outsider living with mental illness and the universal desire to be a part of a community.

-Genna Terranova

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman

Sam Cullman co-directed, shot, and produced the Oscar-nominated documentary, If A Tree Falls (2011) and was a producer and director of photography on the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning The House I Live In (2012). Previously, his camerawork appeared in dozens of documentaries including King Corn and Why We Fight. Jennifer Grausman directed and produced the Emmy-nominated documentary, Pressure Cooker (2008). Grausman also co-produced 3 Backyards (2010) and produced six short films. Previously, she was the Manager of Exhibition and Film Funding at The Museum of Modern Art.


This film is co-presented by:


Director
Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, co-directed by Mark Becker
Producer
Jennifer Grausman, Sam Cullman
Editor
Mark Becker
Cinematographer
Sam Cullman
Executive Producer
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Bonni Cohen, Julie Goldman, Chris Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Composer
Stephen Ulrich
Co-Executive Producer
Cathy Greenwold, Thomas Campbell Jackson
Co-director
Mark Becker
Graphics Designer
Joe Posner

CONTACTS

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Cinetic Marketing
New York, NY 10001
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Charlie@cineticmedia.com
Print Source
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Oscilloscope Laboratories
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US Sales Contact
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Oscilloscope Laboratories
New York, 10013
Phone: 212.219.4029
jacob@oscilloscope.net
International Sales Contact
Salma Abdalla
Autlook Filmsales
Vienna, 1070
Phone: +43 676 900 3771
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