If Tim’s Vermeer found traces of lenses and mirrors in the painting process, Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s Art and Craft looks to set aside the smoke and mirrors of the undertaking. Deadline reports that Oscilloscope, a distrib co. that pretty much works with a 50/50 fiction/non-fiction slate, acquired the rights to the doc just prior to its Tribeca Film Fest showing and will put the film out theatrically later in the year.
Gist: Following a prolific (and still-active) art forger who donates his work to museums instead of selling it, Art and Craft uncovers a curious story of obsession and understanding at the intersection of art, philanthropy and mental health.
Worth Noting: Previous creds for Cullman include the Oscar-nominated co-director of 2011′s If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (see trailer below), and in the Jennifer Grausman camp, she directed the Emmy-nominated Pressure Cooker.
Do We Care?: Along with the early support (count this as another successful kickstarter financed project) Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger and David Laub appear to be swooned with their pick-up: “capture these amazing characters with the perfect mixture of humor and heart, resulting in one of the most entertaining and moving documentaries we’ve seen in years.”