Oscilloscope acquires Tribeca doc “Art and Craft”

The U.S. distributor has picked up the North American rights to Art and Craft (pictured) ahead of the documentary's world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.
March 27, 2014

Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has bought the North American rights to the documentary Art and Craft (pictured) ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman, the film tells the story of a Cincinnati man who pursues art forger Mark Landis. For more than 30 years, Landis created imitations of masterwork paintings by the likes of Picasso and then donated his works to museums.

Oscilloscope is planning a theatrical release for late summer or early fall.

Cullman previously co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and Grausman directed the Emmy-nominated doc Pressure Cooker. The film was also co-directed by Mark Becker, whose credits include the film Romantico.

Exec producers on Art and Craft are Lisa Kleiner Chanoff and Bonni Cohen of Catapult Film Fund; and Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman and Carolyn Hepburn of Motto Pictures. Cathy Greenwold and Thomas Campbell Jackson served as co-exec producers.

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