Bakersfield Mist, by StephenSachs

The exceptional story of fifty-something Maude Gutman who begins an unlikely, and eventful, relationship with the art world. Maude is an out-of-work bartender living in a trailer in Bakersfield, adorned with tacky memorabilia and cheap kitsch. On a visit to her local thrift store an ugly painting catches her eye, and she cheekily buys it as a joke. A high school art teacher suggests that it might actually be an undiscovered Jackson Pollock, and even though Maude only pays $3 dollars for it she soon becomes convinced that it’s worth millions.

Cast & Crew


Lionel Percy


Music & Sound


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