In September 2015, we wrote about Art of the Prank, a full-length documentary about legendary prankster Joey Skaggs and his hilariously glorious history of manipulating the media. Since that time, the film has played internationally to great acclaim. Art of the Prank is currently slated for the SF DocFest at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on Friday, June 3rd and Wednesday, June 8th and in New York at the Lower East Side Film Festival on Thursday, June 9th at the Sunshine Cinema where Skaggs and filmmaker Andrea Marini will be on hand to answer audience questions.
Art of the Prank is a feature documentary about legendary New York artist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess (the mobile confessional booth), all reported as fact by prestigious journalists, he’s one of America’s greatest living satirists. When he decides to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career, filmmaker Andrea Marini gets a unique view into the mind of this most unconventional man.