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The Arc of a Prodigy

A new documentary, My Kid Could Paint That, charts the rise and fall of Marla Olmstead, who was hailed as a painting prodigy at the age of four and sold canvases for thousands of dollars. A year later, a journalist raised questions about Marla's authorship of the paintings — questions that were never conclusively answered. Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev explores the controversy.

Watch the trailer for My Kid Could Paint That on our blog.

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