KINO! Film Salon: Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery
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KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In February we’ll talk about Arne Birkenstock’s 2014 documentary Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery, which participants can stream on U.S. streaming platforms including Kanopy and Hoopla.
Wolfgang Beltracchi got away with forging masterpieces for over 40 years. He may seem egotistical and nihilistic but his genius in undeniable. He managed to fool gallery owners, historians, and investors with the stroke of a brush. This documentary follows his last days as a free man.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews, and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Beltracchi – Die Kunst der Fälschung
Dir. Arne Birkenstock