Barry Avrich’s documentary MADE YOU LOOK: A TRUE STORY ABOUT FAKE ART, an explosive look at one of the largest art fraud scandals in history, will premiere exclusively on CBC, CBC Gem and documentary Channel as part of 2020 Hot Docs Festival selections.
Premiere date: Thursday, April 16th
CBC and CBC Gem at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and documentary Channel at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.
|SYNOPSIS:Made You Look is a crime documentary about the largest art fraud in American history set in the super rich, super obsessed and superfast art world of New York. Controversy erupts when an unassuming couple floods the art market with a collection of fake art sold for millions to the prestigious Knoedler Gallery who then sold the art to collectors and the art world elite, in this entertaining and suspenseful tale of an $80 million ingenious con that everyone wanted to believe was real.|
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Acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Barry Avrich is responsible for over 48 documentaries and best known for provocative exposes of Hollywood power brokers such as Lew Wasserman (The Last Mogul), Harvey Weinstein (The Reckoning), Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World, David Foster: Off the Record and the critically acclaimed film Prosecuting Evil. Avrich has also produced the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Canadian Screen Awards broadcasts. In 2007, Avrich built the world’s first state-of-the-art movie theatre in a hospital at Toronto’s SickKids. Barry Avrich also directs and produces the prestigious Stratford Festival ‘Stage to Screen’ films.
In 2016, Avrich released his best-selling memoir,Moguls, Monsters and Men.