My Kid Could Paint That

In this thought-provoking documentary, director Amir Bar-Lev tracks the overnight celebrity of Marla Olmstead, a toddler who creates gallery-worthy paintings on the dining room table of her family home. A media sensation by the age of four, critics compare her work with that of Jackson Pollock. Sales of her paintings reach $300,000. But, sadly, the bubble bursts. When a 2005 profile by "60 Minutes" suggests that Marla had help making her paintings, the finger is pointed at her father, a keen amateur artist. Almost overnight, her family is ensnared in a web of accusation and denial, with the burden of proof placed squarely in their lap: is Marla a child prodigy or an innocent victim of a hoax?

Year: 2007
Genre: Documentaries, Art and Artists on Film, Art On Film, Film Festivals 2007, Docos - Art & Architectures
Country: UK, USA
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Documentary (Art on Film)



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