From Tracy Shaffer, HuffPost Denver, November 10, 2015:
Denver Film Festival. Take One
“A good hoax promises a good story and visuals”, says trickster Joey Skaggs, and he should know. Documentary film, The Art of the Prank follows this fine artist-turned-performance prankster from 60s radical to master media buster. Making headlines for decades, his “Cathouse for Dogs” prank won an Emmy for the ABC News cover piece on it, It’s a Dog’s Life. Playing the self-created Dominican priest, Father Anthony, he rode his portable confession booth down Eighth Avenue, making confession convenient and fun of confessional television. Unlike an episode of “Punked”, Skaggs artistry lies in his keen focus on society and his ability to craft provocative pranks that challenge our perception of the truth. Timely as the election cycle rolls out the propaganda, The Art of the Prank reveals how gullible we really are.
ART OF THE PRANK will play at the Denver Film Festival
UA Pavilions, 500 16th St #310, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, November 13, 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 14, 3:45 PM
Sunday, November 15, 11:30 AM
Andrea Marini and Joey Skaggs will do a Q&A following each screening.