Biography Dox

Art and Craft

Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker
Screening time  
28.02. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 4  
A portrait of a strange, fascinating outsider who wants to be part of the very art world that succumbs to his deceptions. This is a story about mysterious Mark Landis, the most prolific art forger in American history.

“Nothing on earth is original, everything is based on something.” Mark Landis says this very casually, and then he returns to painting over photocopied Picassos, artificially aging panels using coffee and sandpaper and imitating 15th-century icons. Landis has been producing fake works of art for 30 years and has never earned a penny for it. He donates them to museums, which accept them with gratitude. Or he did, until a keen-eyed employee of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art named Matthew Leiniger unmasked him. Art and Craft paints a portrait of a strange, fascinating outsider who wants to be part of the very art world that succumbs to his deceptions.


Sam Cullman

Sam Cullman was a producer and director of photography on the Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning The House I Live In (2012). He also co-directed, shot and produced the Oscar-nominated documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011).


Jennifer Grausman

Former Manager of Exhibition and Film Funding at the Museum of Modern Art, Jennifer Grausman directed and produced the Emmy-nominated documentary, Pressure Cooker (2008).


Mark Becker

Mark Becker is an editor, producer and director. His short Jules at Eight (1996) won an IDA Student Documentary Awards special jury prize. His feature debut Romántico (2005) was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. He directed Pressure Cooker (2008) with Jennifer Grausman.

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Art and Craft

2014, 89', DCP

Directed by:
Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker

Sam Cullman

Edited by:
Mark Becker

Stephen Ulrich

Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman

Produced by:
Non Sequitur Productions, Purple Parrot Films

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2014; Hot Docs 2014; AFI DOCS 2014; San Francisco International Film Festival 2014; Calgary Underground Film Festival 2014; Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014; Antenna Documentary Festival 2014; New Zealand International Film Festival 2014; Tribeca Film Festival 2014; True/False Film Fest 2014; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014