Feature Film: ART OF THE PRANK

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ART OF THE PRANK is the award winning feature documentary about New York artist and activist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility. 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.


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Art of the Prank is currently licensed for television in:

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the World on Sky
Israel on Yes Docu
Norway on VG TV
Italy on Lilium
France, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa on AMC
Indonesia and Japan on Rialto

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More coming soon…


FH-Wien University
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Währinger Gürtel 97 Erdgeschoß
Vienna, Austria
Q&A with Joey Skaggs
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm
916 G Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Sky Arts in the UK & Ireland
Starting September 18, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017  at 7:00 pm
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10011
Q&A with Joey Skaggs
Friday, July, 7, 2017 at 22:30
Friday, July, 8, 2017 at 12:40
Friday, July, 8, 2017 at 02:35
Saturday, June 3, 2017  at 23:00 (11:00pm)
Goldingen Knight Cinema 
Pils str. 5 
Kuldiga, Latvia

Indievents, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Wednesday, March 22 2017 at 7:00 pm
Club David
214 W. 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Q&A via Skype with Joey Skaggs following the screening

Bonita Springs International Film Festival
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Center for Performing Arts
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Q&A following the screening

New Jersey Film Festival
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Rutgers University
Voorhees Hall #105
71 Hamilton Street/College Avenue Campus
(Near the corner of George Street and Hamilton Street)
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Q&A following the screening

Santa Fe Film Festival
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Rag Tag Cinema
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm
10 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

St. Louis International Film Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm
The .Zack
3224 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
via Tertulliano 68
20137 Milan, Italy

Reception before and Q&A after with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

Comedy Cluj International Film Festival
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Cinema Florin Piersic
Piața Mihai Viteazu 11,
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Cinema City Iulius
Cluj-Napoca 400066, Romania

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

The Influencers
Sunday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB)
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona, Spain

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Sydney Underground Film Festival
Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 pm
The Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Rd
Marrickville, NSW

Q&A with Larry Croft

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers – September 1-16, 2016

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm CT
Auburn University
901 S. College St
Auburn, AL 36849

Q&A with Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

Winder Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm ET
105 East Athens Street
Winder, GA 30680

Q&A with Andrea Marini, Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

East Tennessee State University
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 ET
412 JL Seehorn Jr Road
Johnson City, TN 37614

Q&A with Andrea Marini, Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

Western Carolina University
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm ET
336 AK Hinds University Center
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Q&A with Andrea Marini, Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

Oxford College of Emory University
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm ET
406 Emory St.
Oxford, GA 30054

Presbyterian College
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm CT
503 S. Broad St.
Clinton, SC 29325

Q&A with Andrea Marini, Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

Jacksonville State University
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm CT
1 O’Connell Ave SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Q&A with Andrea Marini, Joey Skaggs & Judy Drosd

Earlville Opera House Arts Center
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 6:00 pm Reception; 7:00 pm Screening & Q&A
Earlville Opera House
18 East Main Street
Earlville, NY 13332

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Sunday, July 10, 2:30 pm at
Luna SX, 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Monday, July 11, 9 pm and
Sunday, July 17, 4:40 pm at
Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia

Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival – Closing Film!
June 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm
Old Town Center for the Arts
633 N 5th Street
Cottonwood, Arizona

Lower East Side Film Festival – Opening Night Film!
Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 pm
Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

San Francisco DocFest
Friday, June 3 at 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Roxie Theatre
3125 16th Street
San Francisco, California

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre
10200 102 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Location is TBA
Institut Design & Kommunikation
Department Medien & Design
Graz, Austria

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Aksioma–Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, in collaboration withThe Center for urban culture – Kino Šiška
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Center for urban culture – Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

25th Arizona International Film Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Screening Room
127 East Congress
Tucson, Arizona

Arclight Presents… Slamdance Cinema Club – Chicago:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Arclight Cinemas – Chicago
1500 N Clybourn Ave c301
Chicago, Illinois

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Calgary Underground Film Festival
Saturday April 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Sunday April 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Globe Cinema
617 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Arclight Presents… Slamdance Cinema Club – LA:
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Arclight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 AM
Alhambra Theatorium
Adams Avenue
Evansville, Indiana

Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Sarasota Film Festival
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Sarasota
1993 Main St.
Sarasota, Florida

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

The 40th Atlanta Film Festival
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm
The Plaza Main Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs

Treasure Mountain Inn
Gallery screening room, 255 Main Street, Park City, Utah
Sunday, January 24, 8:15 pm
Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 pm
Q&A with Andrea Marini & Joey Skaggs
Purchase tickets physically at the box office or online here

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
Q&A with director Andrea Marini and artist Joey Skaggs following the screenings
Purchase tickets physically at the box office or online here

SVA Theatre – Cast & Crew Screening
333 W. 23rd Street
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets: Free
Q&A with Director Andrea Marini and Artist Joey Skaggs
There’s no need for tickets. The public is welcome. Bring your friends!