Screen/Society--Dinner and a Movie Series--"Stolen"
(Rebecca Dreyfus, 2006, 84 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD)
In the early hours of St. Patrick's Day, 1990, two thieves disguised as Boston police officers gain access to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully steal thirteen of the most valuable art works in the world, among which is the priceless The Concert by Vermeer. The documentary follows the investigation of the respected art detective Harold Smith as he tries to discover the stolen art pieces leading the audience through the thrilling worlds of art and crime.
The larger context of the film is complemented by the discussion of Vermeer's work, as well as the correspondence of art collector Isabella Gardner.
-- Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2005 Sarasota International Film Festival
-- Winner for Best Documentary Film at the 2005 Avignon Film Festival
The museum cafe opens for dinner at 5 PM on Thursdays. Enjoy ample parking, time to cool off, cafe dinner specials and reserved seating for the film. Cafe reservations can be made online at nasher.duke.edu or by calling 919-684-6032. The lecture hall will open for seating at 6:40 PM. The film begins at 7 PM.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)