Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newnham. This acclaimed new documentary traces the fate of European art treasures during World War II—from the systematic looting and destruction carried out by the Nazis to the heroic efforts by museum directors, curators, and art historians to preserve and rescue the work and return it to its rightful owners. Based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas and co-produced by Robert Edsel (who speaks at the museum on 11/6), the film contains a mix of historical footage and recent interviews, and is narrated by Joan Allen. “(A) mesmerizing morality play.” –Variety.
USA, 2006, color/b&w, subtitles, Blu-ray, 117 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).