Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Kid Could Paint That

As part of the Second Monday film series, The Newport Film Festivall screened the documentary My Kid Could Paint That. This film looks at the crazy rise to fame of 4 year old Marla Olmstead, because paintings she made were selling for thousands of dollars. A surprising child prodigy story that goes sour when the media infiltrates and questions are not answered. Compelling stuff, which was evidenced by the fact that no one left the Q&A with director Amir Bar-Lev . He was engaging, honest and open about his experience with the film and the Olmstead family.

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