My Kid Could Paint That

My Kid Could Paint That
My Kid Could Paint That
  • PG-13
  • 1h 24m
  • 2007
Certified Fresh94%
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An Official Selection of both the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Documenting the rise and fall of four-year old artist Marla Olmstead. According to her parents, Mark and Laura Olmstead, Marla began painting when she was only two. By the time she was four, her work had been exhibited at a gallery and she was profiled in The New York Times. But rumors that her father might be doing the paintings and crediting Marla led to a backlash against the family and, in order to clear their name, the Olmstead's invited filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev to document Marla's technique over the course of a year. The films' release was greeted by controversy, with the Olmstead family speaking out against the documentary on CNN, Nightline, and Good Morning America.
© 2007 Axis Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Director Amir Bar-Lev grapples with exposing the authenticity of four-year-old Marla's paintings at the sake of burdening her publicly shamed family to transfixing results.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson
Fresh

A fascinating exploration of art, creativity, and family dynamics that takes an unexpected right h...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Fresh

A compelling documentary that leaves you wondering if there is nothing sacred in this stinking wor...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:July 26, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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