Brown Bag Chat: Stealing Klimt Documentary Film

Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:00 pm

Everything’s golden at a free showing of the documentary film, “Stealing Klimt” for a Brown Bag Chat at NOON, and the subsequent box office hit “Woman In Gold” (PG-13) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

The documentary, “Stealing Klimt” was the inspiration behind the film “Woman In Gold” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.

Both films are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a bag lunch to the Brown Bag Chat. Refreshments provided.

For additional information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

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