Subject Mark Landis

Subject Mark Landis

Art and Craft

Dinner and a Movie - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
7:00 P.M. dinner & live music / 8:00 P.M. feature film
Chilmark Community Center

With film subject Mark Landis

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Dirs. Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 89 min.

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th-century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. While the copies could fetch astronomical sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, he has given away hundreds of works to a staggering list of institutions over the years, but after a tenacious museum registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his own legacy. Combining elements of humor, confession, and classic observation, this documentary opens an unlikely window onto questions of authenticity, creativity, and mental health.


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