The Thief Collector
Opens on June 5
Director: Allison Otto Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Glenn Howerton, Matt Pittenger, Sarah Minnich, Scott Takeda
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.
“An Art-Heist Documentary With an ‘Oh. My. God.’ Factor” – Variety
“An entertaining and surprisingly suspenseful story of art, compulsion, chance and audacity.”— Fox 10 Phoenix
“[A]n absence of answers is what makes this particular story so interesting.”— The Playlist