Inspired by a true story. Maude Gutman, an unemployed chain-smoking bartender living in a trailer park, bought the ugliest painting she could find at a thrift store for three bucks. Turns out it might be a Jackson Pollock worth millions. Lionel Percy, former curator of the Met, arrives to deliver the New York Art World's verdict: is it authentic, or not? Bakersfield Mist is a rollicking two-actor comedy/drama about the meaning of art and the class divide between the Average Joe and the world of "East Coast elites".