Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgersin US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years,covering a wide range of painting styles and periods thatincludes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Andwhile the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market,Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, agrieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently asa Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over theyears to a staggering list of institutions across the UnitedStates. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenaciousregistrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and setsout to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world,Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museumprofessionals clamoring for him to stop.However, stopping isn’t as simple as it might appear. Landis, itturns out, struggles with mental illness and over the years he’sdeveloped an outright “addiction to philanthropy” as hiselaborate cons offer him the chance to cultivate connection andrespect. Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper,rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but whatemerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal needfor community, appreciation, and purpose.