SOMA Film Festival in partnership with Maplewood Arts Council will screen the award-winning documentary Art & Craft on the evening of December 7, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood with all proceeds to be donated to each of the local elementary schools’ art programs.
Art & Craft is a film about Mark Landis who has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history but not for profit. Posing as a philanthropic donor, he has given away hundreds of his forged works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.
“We have made the effort to give back to the community that has given much to us and marrying content with cause has proven to be both exciting and enriching,” stated SOMA Film Festival Program Director Linda Beck.
The schools that will directly benefit from the December 7 screening are Clinton, Jefferson and Seth Boyden of Maplewood, and Marshal and South Mountain of South Orange.
Tickets for the screening are only $10, which includes free wine and popcorn.
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