Money Man: The Story of J.S.G. Boggs

Directed by Philip Haas
Year: 1992
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

J.S.G. Boggs was an artist in the medium of money, his currency drawings becoming infamously known as "Boggs notes" and the subject of counterfeit charges across three continents. Filmed by director Philip Haas (Kings of the Water, The Giant Woman and the Lightning Man) throughout his process from creating bills to spending them at local businesses, MONEY MAN frames Boggs as an ordinary man – not some criminal mastermind or cynical thinker – fascinated by how money's value comes to be. Is a dollar worth anything on paper, or is it simply in the eye of the beholder?

J.S.G. Boggs

Directed by Philip Haas