"The Missing Piece" Film Screening
Saturday, July 20
6:00 p.m. Movie screening at Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
7:30 p.m. Q&A with the filmmakers at the Timken Museum of Art
$15 per Timken & MOPA member
$20 per nonmember
Fascinating and humorous documentary film about Vincent Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, his 84-year-old daughter who thought he did it for patriotic reasons, and the filmmaker who spent more than 3- years trying to find the truth. Written and produced by Joe Medeiros, former head writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, this documentary combines historical photographs, animation and interviews with Peruggia's descendants to examine how an unassuming housepainter from Italy pulled off "the greatest little known heist in modern time."
The 80-minute film will be shown at the Museum of Photographic Arts, which is located just footsteps from the Timken. A Q&A with the producers and reception will take place in the galleries of the Timken following the screening.
For tickets or more information, call 619.239.5548 x100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org