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My Kid Could Paint That
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:20am (XFF: unknown)

There is a new documentary out about Marla Olmstead. I watched it yesterday and left the theater thinking how art patrons can be such fools, how persuasive 60 Minutes is, how pathetic some parents are, and how sad all of this is for this one little girl.


    • Did you see the entire film?GG, Wed Nov 14 1:29pm
      I'm guessing you did from the "left the theater" note, unless what you saw is just the trailer from your link. It actually seems like an interesting movie topic (doubt I'd pay to see it, but it seems ... more
      • Yes I didHanna, Thu Nov 15 6:57am
        see the whole film. I felt very strongly that the father painted the paintings after the child began them. One is hardly an emperor when they have "earned" their money by defrauding people, that is... more
        • In the trailer, the mother notes that nobody touches the girl's canvass (meaning paints on them) other than the girl. So is the mom just outright lying, do you think? I remember hearing the family... more
          • Several reasonsHanna, Sat Nov 17 8:01am
            One- if you see how she paints, it is nothing like the finished product. The child also makes some remarks during the film, and finally the mother works during the day while the father works a night... more
            • These paintings are nothing special@HomeDad, Thu Dec 6 12:11pm
              I worked as an art helper at my gifted daughter's montessori preschool for 2 years ('05,'06). At least 1/4 of the kids there could have made similar paintings. Sure some paint all black (or whatever... more
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