The Thief Collector

In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, vanished into the Arizona desert after being cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. 32 years later, the $160 million painting was found hanging in the home of Jerry and Rita Alter in rural New Mexico. The Thief Collector takes a deep look at how, and why, this mild-mannered couple pulled off one of the greatest art heists of a generation, exploring the complicated dynamics of family, the contours of criminality, and just how far people will go to weave their own grandiose narratives.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2022
6:00pm7:33pm
Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 16, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:33am
Availability:United States
Mar 17, 2022
2:15pm3:48pm

Credits

Director:

Allison Otto

Executive Producer:

Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Tony Hsieh, Andy Hsieh, Justin Lacob, John Boccardo and Derek Esplin, Shizuka Asakawa and Kathleen L'Esperance

Producer:

Caryn Capotosto, Jill Latiano Howerton, Joshua Kunau

Screenwriter:

Mark Monroe, Nick Andert

Cinematographer:

Rod Hassler and Matt Ryan (recreations)

Editor:

Nick Andert

Music:

Daniel Wolf

Principal Cast:

Glenn Howerton, Sarah Minnich, Scott Takeda, Matt Pittenger

Additional Credits:

Co-Producers: Mary Kay Cook, Heath Cullens, Graphics: Scott Grossman

Contact

Distributor:

Shane Riley
shane@cineticmedia.com

Public Film Contact:

Caryn Capotosto
Museum & Crane
caryn@museumandcrane.com
773-718-7516

Publicity Contact:

Lauren Schwartz
lschwartz@fullpic.com
310.432.5845

Sales Agent:

Cinetic Media

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Crime, Documentary, Family

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition presented by IMAX

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

93 mins

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