Miami Beach Cinematheque. From Apr 2nd through 4th, 2010.
The 2009 documentary The Art of the Steal, directed by Don Argott, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque from April 2nd through 4th at 9:30 p.m.
An unmissable look at one of the art world’s most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals, Don Argott’s gripping documentary The Art of the Steal chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion.
In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art. Now, more than 50 years after Barnes’ death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art. Standing in their way is a group of Barnes’ former students and his will.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139