Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to “Art And Craft,” a documentary with crime-caper undertones from Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman. The film will have its world premiere at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival, with Oscilloscope planning a theatrical release in late summer/early fall.
Here’s the synopsis per the company:
“Art And Craft” is the story of the charismatic, complex Mark Landis, perhaps the most prolific art forger in US history. For over 30 years, he’s duped curators throughout the country with precise imitations of a vast range of works, from fifteenth century masterpieces to Picasso. His actions are mysterious to many — while he could fetch millions on the open market, he donates his counterfeits for free, going so far as to pose in such guises as a Jesuit priest or a philanthropic donor. Enter Matthew Leininger, a registrar from Cincinnati who was conned by Landis years ago and who has been pursuing him obsessively ever since. What begins as a game of cat-and-mouse between Leininger and Landis eventually turns into something more surprising and complicated, proving once again that truth can be stranger than fiction.
Cullman’s previous credits include the Academy Award nominated documentary “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” which was also distributed by Oscilloscope.