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Art in America
"Kostabi's slow fade makes Con Artist a better movie"

Chicago Reader
“An enlightening look
at the go-goart boom
of the '80s”

Cool Hunting
“The most intriguing documentary
we saw this year”

Denver Westword
"a fascinating story
about antics too zany
to believe if they
weren’t completely true"

Flavorpill
Required Viewing

Hammer to Nail
Michael Tully
"breezy and funny"

The Hollywood
Reporter

"an entertainingly
satirical doc"


The Independent
"riveting, hilarious"

L Magazine

"an excellent documentary"

Los Angeles Times
"a lively portrait of
the enfant terrible
in middle age"

NewCity Chicago
"a well-etched portrait
of a desperate
arriviste hysteric"


New York Magazine
"an entertaining
boom-era fable"

 

The New York Times
"an entertaining documentary portrait
of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs"


The Oklahoma Gazette
"you’ll enjoy every awkward, outrageous minute"

The Orlando Weekly
"speaks volumes about what our society
considers worthy of
the cultural spotlight"


Paper Magazine
"So the con game
goes on.
And we love it!"


Slant Magazine
"riveting...what the
film really shows, effortlessly, is what
one does in the face
of human loss "


Time Out Chicago
AA Dowd

“compelling...a cautionary tale about the reckless pursuit
of celebrity”


Variety
"an entertaining
reverie on the
concept and addictive nature of celebrity"


The Village Voice
"the film gets at the pitiful need and loneliness that drives fame whores"

We Are Movie Geeks
"Con Artist blew me away"

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a film by Michael Sládek

featuring Mark Kostabi
with Pope Benedict XVI - Robin Byrd - Bill Clinton - Mike Cockrill - Daze - Michel Gondry - Wichy Hassan - Gary Indiana
Baird Jones
- Jeff Koons - Donald Kuspit - Robin Leach - Dennis Miller - Glenn O’Brien - Maury Povich - Nick Zedd

music by
999999999 - Antimagic - The Battlecats - Dana Boulé - Robin Drysdale - Fur Cups For Teeth
Richie James Follin - Guignol - The Juggs
- The Movies
- Peelander-Z - Phillip Roebuck - The Sobs
These Are Powers - This Ambitious Orchestra - Two Star Symphony - The Willowz

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Domestic Bookings & Educational Sales by Plug Ugly Films
International Sales by APT Worldwide

PLUG UGLY FILMS in association with OVATION, THE GROUP ENTERTAINMENT,
ACME PICTURES, ROOM 5 FILMS and NEW YORKER FILMS present CON ARTIST
co-producers MICHAEL NIGRO, DENIS JENSEN, MARK STEELE co-producer / co-executive producer PERRY GREBIN
cinematography by MICHAEL SLADEK edited by JACOB BRICCA & MICHAEL SLADEK
executive producers GILL HOLLAND, GUILHERME CAMPELLON
directed and produced by MICHAEL SLADEK

Trailer directed, edited, produced by Michael Sladek

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