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My Kid Could Paint That
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My Kid Could Paint That

Director: Amir Bar-Lev

Cast: Mark Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Zane Olmstead

 
Most four-year-olds make paintings that hang on the refrigerator in their parents' kitchen, but by that age Marla Olmstead already had her first gallery show in Binghamton, New York. Born in 2000, Marla first picked up a paint brush when she was a year old, following the example of her father, an amateur painter, and soon the tyke was creating large canvases with

Overview

Most four-year-olds make paintings that hang on the refrigerator in their parents' kitchen, but by that age Marla Olmstead already had her first gallery show in Binghamton, New York. Born in 2000, Marla first picked up a paint brush when she was a year old, following the example of her father, an amateur painter, and soon the tyke was creating large canvases with unexpected skill and enthusiasm. Her father gave one of Marla's paintings to a friend who owned a coffee shop, and when a customer offered to buy the piece for $250, the pre-kindergartener began a career as a professional artist. Marla's work has been displayed around the United States and her paintings fetch as much as $25,000 each, but some have questioned if Marla is following her own muse or taking instruction from her parents. Others have debated the validity of reviews comparing her work to Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, and a few have asked if Marla's parents are the art world equivalent of stage mothers, pushing their child and exploiting her talents for their own benefit. Documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev examines young artist, her work and the controversy behind it in his film My Kid Could Paint That, which was an official selection at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
UPC:
0043396225190
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary; Back to Binghamton; Michael Kimmelman on Art

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Olmstead Marla's Father
Laura Olmstead Marla's Mother
Zane Olmstead Marla's Little Brother
Anthony Brunelli Gallery Owner
Stuart Simpson Marla Collector
Marla Olmstead Actor
Michael Kimmelman Chief Art Critic, New York Times
Elizabeth Cohen Columnist, Press and Sun Bulletin
Amir Bar-Lev Participant
Jackie Wescott Marla Collector
Jonathan Crosby Participant
Ron Curtis Participant
Celeste Russi Participant
Tara Sands Participant

Technical Credits
Amir Bar-Lev Director,Producer
John Battsek Executive Producer
Matt Boyd Cinematographer
Jeff Daniel Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Diamond Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen P. Dunn Co-producer
Stephen Dunn Co-producer
Nelson Hume Cinematographer
Richard Klein Executive Producer
Michael Levine Editor
Sara Nolan Associate Producer
Eric Offin Score Composer
Rondo Brothers Score Composer
Ryan Carroll Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Turnley Cinematographer
John Walter Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Kid Could Paint That
1. Chapter 1 [2:25]
2. Chapter 2 [2:36]
3. Chapter 3 [2:49]
4. Chapter 4 [3:29]
5. Chapter 5 [2:46]
6. Chapter 6 [2:44]
7. Chapter 7 [:46]
8. Chapter 8 [3:41]
9. Chapter 9 [3:02]
10. Chapter 10 [1:34]
11. Chapter 11 [2:38]
12. Chapter 12 [1:42]
13. Chapter 13 [2:29]
14. Chapter 14 [2:42]
15. Chapter 15 [4:30]
16. Chapter 16 [3:03]
17. Chapter 17 [2:43]
18. Chapter 18 [1:32]
19. Chapter 19 [5:20]
20. Chapter 20 [1:08]
21. Chapter 21 [2:35]
22. Chapter 22 [2:09]
23. Chapter 23 [4:22]
24. Chapter 24 [3:59]
25. Chapter 25 [2:15]
26. Chapter 26 [3:15]
27. Chapter 27 [5:07]
28. Chapter 28 [5:58]

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