The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 93 minutes
The day after Thanksgiving in 1985, a quiet day at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Willem de Kooning’s beloved Woman-Ochre oil painting vanished. But no fingerprints and no proof left the case cold. When the coveted piece of art is found 32 years later—valued at more than $160 million—in the New Mexico home of the late Jerry and Rita Alter, the real mystery begins. Through comical reenactments and persuasive personal accounts from museum staff, police detectives, and the antique dealers who made the discovery, THE THIEF COLLECTOR reopens the decades-long investigation that soon reveals itself as much more than a single stolen painting. Shocked friends and family members wrestle with the possibility that their pleasant, vibrant, well-traveled school teacher friends could have been leading deceitful double lives. Obsessed with the chase? Living for the thrill? The whole truth died with Jerry and Rita, and their cryptic clues crafted along the way leave an ominous legacy of unanswered questions. —A.B.
KeyBank State Theatre
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 9:20 AM
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
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