‘Art and Craft,' an engaging portrait of art forger Mark Landis, Friday, Sept. 25 on POV

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‘Art and Craft,’an engaging portrait of art forger Mark Landis, Friday, Sept. 25 on POV
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Mark Landis. Credit: Sam Cullman. 

‘Art and Craft’ paints engaging portrait of world-class art forger, con man and prankster, Friday, Sept. 25 on POV


On Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. (check local listings), POV presents the national broadcast premiere of Art and Craft, directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman, and co-directed by Mark Becker. Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era—and he isn’t in it for the money. In the last 30 years he’s copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man’s search for connection and respect. Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. Read more.
Art and Craft is the second in a trio of POV special presentations that explore how art shapes identity. Cutie and the Boxer, which aired on Friday, Sept. 18, about the unconventional 40-year marriage between painters Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, and Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case on Friday, Oct. 2, looks at the world-renowned Chinese artist and his government's attempts to silence him.


Ai Weiwei and son Ai Lao. Credit: Andreas Johnsen.

Oct. 2 on POV: Andreas Johnsen’s ‘Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case’


On Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. (check local listings), POV presents Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case. This stunning dissection of the persecution of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explores how the government’s attempts to silence him have backfired and turned him into an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe. Official Selection of the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Read more.


Tonight on America ReFramed: Hispanic Heritage Month continues with ‘Gaucho Del Norte’ on WORLD Channel


Get a glimpse of the guest worker experience in tonight’s broadcast of Gaucho Del Norte (Dir. Sofian Khan and Andrés Caballero). Check out more Hispanic Heritage Month programming Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET only on the WORLD Channel (Check local listings)


In addition to our weekly broadcasts, join America ReFramed host Natasha Del Toro for a special Hispanic Heritage Month Google Hangout with filmmakers Rodrigo Reyes (Purgatorio), Andrés Caballero (Gaucho del Norte), Sara MacPherson and Tricia Creason-Valencia (Stable Life). Stream the event live on America ReFramed’s Youtube Channel (bit.ly/HHM_Hangout) and tweet your questions and comments to @AmericaReFramed with the hashtags #HHM. Hablemos de la experiencia Latina.


For more information, go to bit.ly/HHM_Event or fb.com/AmericaReframed and visit AmericaReframed.com.


POV Hackathon Los Angeles: Oct. 3-4


POV Hackathon, POV’s weekend media lab, is returning to Los Angeles, Oct. 3-4 in Burbank, in partnership with CreatorUp!, Film Independent and StoryCode LA. What could you build in a weekend?  If you are a technologist interested in joining a POV Hackathon team (or know one), email us ASAP at hackathon@pov.org.


You can now RSVP to attend at povhackathon10.eventbrite.com. Tickets are free but you must RSVP.


Interested in seeing how interactive documentaries get made in a weekend? Volunteer for POV Hackathon by emailing hackathon@pov.org and introducing yourself.


Explore previous projects and find out more at pov.org/hackathon.


Getting Back to Abnormal. Credit: Andrew Kolker.

Watch 75+ films online this month on POV.org!


Ah, the fall. There’s a crispness to the air, school is starting again… What a great time for watching documentaries! This September, POV is streaming more than 75 feature-length and short documentaries from our award-winning and award-nominated catalog, including titles from 2015 season on PBS, and 13 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominated films! Watch these feature-length docs while you can!


Doc Talk on POV’s documentary blog


The challenges of getting and staying ‘In the Game’
In the Game makes an important contribution to girls’ sports documentary with its balanced approach to representing a team and life.


The Ragged Edge: An interview with Matt Sienkiewicz
“When you start a documentary like this, you don’t know until the very end whether or not you have a story.”


The Ark: Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill on crowdfunding a virtual reality documentary
An interview with Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill, creators of Empire, on their upcoming virtual reality documentary The Ark.


The Detroit Graduates: Watch the documentary and go behind the story with The New York Times
Kassie Bracken discusses The Detroit Graduates, a six part documentary following five high school seniors graduating from Denby High School in Detroit in 2013, the year the city declared bankruptcy.


Herman Wallace inside Louisiana State Prison aka Angola Prison. Credit: Storyline Entertainment.


‘The Deeper They Bury Me’ at New York Film Festival on Sept. 27


The National Film Board of Canada’s interactive documentary on Herman Wallace, co-directed by Angad Singh-Balla whose film Herman's House premiered on POV in 2013, launches Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Howard Gillman Theater. Find out more »


Watch Herman's House here, streaming for free from Sept. 27 - Oct. 26.


Storyhunter Fellowship applications due Sept. 25


Storyhunter is receiving applications from talented recent grads who are passionate about video storytelling, innovation in journalism and startups. If that sounds like you, apply by Sept. 25, 2015, to their paid, 6-month fellowship program! Check out the Storyhunter careers page for more info.


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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional funding comes from Wyncote Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ettinger Foundation, and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
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