ART AND CRAFT
A Documentary Gaining National Acclaim
Involving Cincinnati Residents “On the Case”
-Includes Intriguing Q&As With Those Featured in the Film -
Opens October 24th
at Mariemont Theatre
Tickets for screenings with Q&A's:
Friday, October 24, after the 7:30 pm screening
Saturday, October 25, after the 7:30 pm screening
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive
body of work spans 30 years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney.
While the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money.
Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and even a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions.
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.
Watch the trailer here
Q&As With Matthew Leininger
Matthew C. Leininger, featured in this film, is a resident of Cincinnati. He has worked for three museums since 1997, including as an ex-officio member of three board committees at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and was on staff at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Since 2008, Matthew has closely followed this case of Mark Landis. Subsequently, he has been interviewed and featured in The Art Newspaper, The New Yorker, The New York Times and other national media regarding this case.
To this day, he frequently lectures, presents and submits articles on the findings, using his experience to hopefully halt this type of art scheme in the future.
Aaron J. Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries
After reading an article in The New York Times discussing Mark Landis and describing the efforts of Matthew Leininger, Aaron contacted Matthew (who he had worked with at the Cincinnati Art Museum) to learn more and discuss the possibility of creating an exhibition at the DAAP Galleries.
As Aaron and Matthew discussed and created the exhibition, their conversations were documented by the ‘Art and Craft’ documentary team, creating much of the narrative in the film.
Bring Your Wizardry to
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001)
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am
at the Mariemont Theatre
"At those sporadic moments when the film allows us to share in Harry's wonder, it lets us recapture our own as well." - Los Angeles Times
On his 11th birthday, Harry learns that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.
Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
Halloween COSTUME PARADE before the show!
Rated PG. Seats are limited. Tickets available now at the box office or here.
SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE ON SCREEN
Coming to the Big Screen in HD
Tickets $12. Available now at the box office, or below
Kenwood: THE TEMPEST
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 PM
‘The funniest and most touching Tempest I can recall’- The Independent
Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued
with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great
forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 7PM
‘Utterly absorbing’- The Times
From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy,
Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the
forces of evil enthrals the imagination.
Esquire: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Thursday, December 4 at 7 PM
‘A hearty and hilarious night of feral fairies’- Time
Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service
of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is
only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
The Wizard of Oz SING-ALONG SHOWS
Join us for Our Interactive Sing-Along Events
to Celebrate the Film's 75th Anniversary!
See it on the Big Silver Screen in
Our Historic Theaters
Straight from the Golden Years.
Costumes Welcome! Bring Your Family & Friends
Sunday, November 9, 5:30 pm
Mariemont: Sunday, November 16 , 5:30 pm