UPDATE: My Kid Could Paint That

Update: WAR DANCE was a hot topic discussion and went on to receive the Audience Award from the Wisconsin Film Festival, and it made its limited theatrical debut on November 9, 2007. “The glories of War/Dance are torturously won, and all the more glorious for it.” – David Edelstein (New York Magazine)

WAR DANCE info [www.wardancethemovie.com]
Appeared at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
Playing now at select theaters, check the official page for more details.

Original post posted below

Marla Olmstead

Park City, Jan 18. As reported Cynematik on IndieWIRE [blogs.indiewire.com] , A&E IndieFilms picked up North American TV rights for Amir Ben-Lev’s MY KID COULD PAINT THAT, with a partnership deal to seek out a theatrical distribution deal.

Ben-Lev originally planned to profile the art-world phenomena of Marla Olmstead, a 4-year-painter whose abstract expressionist canvases had critics throwing around the name Picasso and remembering the early genius of Mozart. But when claims were exposed that she was a hoax, Ben-Lev found himself at the center of ethically troubling story, especially because the family was hoping his film would redeem their accused daughter. As to other docs — THINKfilm earlier picked up Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine’s WAR / DANCE [www.shineglobal.org] (about an Ugandan dance Competition) and Robinson Devor’s ZOO [www.thinkfilmcompany.com](about men interested in horses for another kind of dance).


Peter Bowen

Senior Editor, Filmmaker Magazine