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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-go
art 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
"may be the creepiest artist portrait in memory, 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"


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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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

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