Join the Mississippi Library Commission for a screening of "POV: Art and Craft," in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium.The film is about the life of art forger Mark Landis. Landis gives a Q&A after the screening. Refreshments served.
When: Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mild-Mannered Eccentric Mark Landis Fooled the Art World for 30 Years Until Being Discovered by a Tenacious, Sleuthing Museum Staffer.
“Perversely satisfying. The art world deserves him.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Mark Landis could be described as a genuine work of art. His Southern accent and genteel manner recall Truman Capote at his grandest. Landis occasionally masquerades as a priest, sips brandy from a Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia bottle and has dedicated much of his life’s work to a nonexistent sister. He is also one of the preeminent art forgers and con men of our era and the subject of Art and Craft. A resident of Mississippi, Mark Landis will be on site for discussion after the screening. Please join us at the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium at 6:30pm October 8th.
Directors/ Producers: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman
Co-Director/Editor: Mark Becker
Cinematographer: Sam Cullman
Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Jackson Friends of the Library. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. (www.pbs.org/pov). This screening would not have been possible without the efforts of the Mississippi Library Commission, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the State Friends of Mississippi Libraries, and the Jackson Friends of the Library.
POV Art and Craft Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era.