Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 1992
Country: United States
Run Time: 60 minutes

Artist or con artist? Since 1984 J.S.G. Boggs of Pittsburgh has been drawing realistic, single

sided cash bills, in denominations ranging from one to 1 000 dollars, These he barters for goods and services equal to the notes' fictional values, claiming his 11 artwork" isn't complete until it's spent. The U.S. Secret Service knows nothing about art, but it knows what it doesn't like and calls Boggs a counterfeiter This comic documentary trails Boggs as he confronts both feds and checkout clerks over his little masterpieces; behind the mordant horror lurk vast questions about art, worth, and the value of symbols such nagging little doubts as tend to undermine society as we know it. And what did you pay to get in?


Phillip Haas, Belinda Haas

Tony Wilson

Belinda Haas

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