A Tremolo Production

Thomas Kinkade
Thomas Kinkade’s pastoral landscapes made him the most collected and despised painter of all time. After his shocking death, his family discovers a vault of unseen paintings that reveal a complex artist whose life and work embody our divided America.

Synopsis

You’ve seen his cozy cottages, idyllic gardens, and welcoming village streets on everything from canvas to commemorative plates. Both celebrated and disparaged for his kitschy signature settings, the “Painter of Light” Thomas Kinkade rocketed to popularity in the ‘90s by marketing himself to American evangelicals and pitting himself against the elite art establishment.

Yet beneath the pristine public persona were demons that would drive him to alcoholism, scandal, and death from an overdose in 2012. After his passing, Kinkade’s daughters uncovered a trove of unseen, unexpectedly dark paintings, a discovery that launched an investigation into their father’s true personality.

Through the voices of skeptical critics, adoring fans, and Kinkade’s closest friends and family, ART FOR EVERYBODY digs deep into Kinkade’s life and work to elucidate the real man behind the persona. Accomplished editor Miranda Yousef’s directorial debut is an insightful documentary that peels back the layers of Kinkade’s facade, delivering a portrait of a complex man divided by the same forces that continue to pull us apart as a nation.

Thomas Kinkade

Upcoming Screenings

SF DocFest

June 1, 2024
San Francisco, CA

Past Screenings

Cleveland International Film Festival

April 13, 2024
Cleveland, OH

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

April 21-22, 2024
Minneapolis, MN

Cleveland International Film Festival

April 13, 2024
Cleveland, OH

Jauary 28, 2024
Boston, MA

Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 4 - January 15, 2024
Palm Springs, CA

Naples International Film Festival

WINNER, JURY PRIZE, BEST DOCUMENTARY

October 26 - October 29, 2023
Naples, FL

SCAD Savannah Film Festival

IN COMPETITION

October 21 - October 28, 2023
Savannah, GA

Philadelphia Film Festival

October 19 - October 29, 2023
Philadelphia, PA

Heartland International Film Festival

October 5 - October 15, 2023
Indianapolis, IN

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 6 - October 14, 2023
Hot Springs, AR

OPENING NIGHT FILM

August 19 - August 25, 2023
Birmingham, AL

"BEST OF FESTS" SPOTLIGHT

June 13 - June 18, 2023
Bentonville, AR

June 15 - June 18, 2023
Washington, DC

May 22 - May 28, 2023
Seattle, WA

April 26 - May 3, 2023
Boston, MA

WORLD PREMIERE

March 10 - March 19, 2023
Austin, TX