Art & Craft
Director: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker
Showing on 10/15/2014 at 7:30 pm
Rating: NR • Running Time: 89 minutes
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Synopsis: Directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and co-directed by Mark Becker, ART AND CRAFT is about not-for-profit art forgery! After three decades, posing variously as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family Will – even a Jesuit Priest, art forger Mark Landis gives away hundreds of “Picasso’s,”and what appear to be the priceless paintings of Matisse and other masters to museums across the country. This, until an observant art registrar in Cincinnati, recognizes Landis and uncovers his decades-long ruse. Mark Leininger’s pursuit begins as a search for authorship and authenticity (a cat-and-mouse art caper), but soon becomes an intimate story involving extreme talent, a need for acceptance and confirmed mental illness.