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Stolen Arrives

Stolen Arrives

At the 2005 Sarasota Film Festival, I had the privilege to host the World Premiere of Rebecca Dreyfus’ terrific documentary, Stolen. The film is an engaging mystery that examines the 1990 robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, focusing in particular on Vermeer’s The Concert, one of the most revered and valuable paintings ever taken. The movie played like gangbusters at the Sarasota Film Festival, winning the Audience Award and receiving an overwhelming response from our patrons. We were also able to host the film’s most engaging subject, art detective Harold Smith, who became a popular figure among our audiences and staff. Soon after the festival, Harold passed away, and so it was doubly special to me to be able to host him and have him see the film and bask in the glow of such warmly received screenings.

This is a movie that deserves an audience, and so I was so excited to see that it found a theatrical release… Stolen opened at the Cinema Village this past weekend, and while I was driving back to NY from Florida and was unable to attend the opening party, I am certain that things went well. If you are interested in reading more about the movie, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter offer something that a VERY disappointing New York Times review does not; actual textual support for the opinions and ideas presented. Nathan Lee, you have got to be kidding. When does Tony Scott get back from his hiatus? He is sorely missed. Regardless, the film is a true independent, tells an captivating story in an engaging, interesting way and I hope that audiences around the country will go out and see it. I will be buying a ticket asap.

After wrapping up in NYC, Stolen hits the road… catch it if you can.

Cinema Village
New York, NY
22 East 12th St / University Pl.
4/21 – 4/27

Landmark’s Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA
5/12 – 5/18

Landmark’s E Street
Washington, D.C.
June TBA

Jacob Burns Center
Pleasantville, NY

Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT
56 Arbor Street
5/19 – 5/25

High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA

NW Film Forum
Seattle, WA

Bill Cosford Cinema
Miami, FL
6/30 – 7/4

Cleveland Museum of Arts
Cleveland, OH

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