Virgil Films & Entertainments has selected Apr. 29 as the DVD debut date for writer/director Doug Karr’s Art Machine.
What something is worth is what people are willing to pay for it. That reality is only beginning to sink into the head of soon-to-be 18 year-old Declan Truss (Joseph Cross). For the past 12 years he has been a New York City art protégé. His paintings have sold to collectors, even though a cursory evaluation of his work would leave the average person shrugging their shoulders and wondering why; what’s with the buzz … nothing special here.
His mother, Prudence (Joey Lauren Adams), has exploited, manipulated and has even dealt out sexual favors to ensure that her son’s fame — or the illusion of that fame — has grown and been carefully nurtured over the years.
Basically, “I am legend” because mommy says so. But when his carefully crafted world intersects with that of Cassandra (Jessica Szohr), a rebellious “artist” with a flair for performance art — who has a cadre of friends that are free-spirited creative types living the life in the Bushwick area of the city — all bets are off!
Is he an artist? An artist with real talent, or is he a fraud? How do you unlearn everything you know, or think you know, without the wheels coming off? That’s Declan’s challenge … and he has precious little time to sort it out!
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