Amir Bar-Lev is the writer and director of My Kid Could Paint That, the controversial story of Marla Olmstead, a four-year-old painting prodigy who drew negative national attention when it was suspected her father helped her muster up her abstract art masterpieces.
Despite his films strong showing at the Sundance Film Festival, to Bar-Lev, red carpet dreams and the Hollywood highlife are ridiculous.
He says, I dont like being a public figure to the tiny extent I am with this film. Its the devils bargain I want publicity for my film but I dont know whether the good outweighs the bad.
And while Bar-Lev hopes the film speaks for itself, hes not lounging around backstage.
Bar-Lev says, I dont look to be relaxed by films, I look to be stimulated. But my favorite movie of all time is This Is Spinal Tap. I can recite any scene, much to my fiances dismay!
My Kid Could Paint That hits theaters October 5.
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