Mona Lisa is Missing
Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm
Location: The INN at Canal Square,
122 West Market Street, Lewes (map)
Admission: Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $15 each (includes pre-screening refreshments and film screening), and can be purchased online here through Noon, Monday, March 16 or by calling 302-645-9095 ext.1. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door for cash only.
On August 21, 1911, Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and remained missing for nearly 2 ½ years. It was the biggest news story of its day and made headlines around the world. The French police were perplexed and even Pablo Picasso was questioned. Although the painting was discovered and returned in 1913, the reasons behind the theft were never made clear – until now. Filmmaker Joe Medeiros spent an obsessive 30 years pouring over thousands of police reports, court files, and letters until he finally found the missing piece of the story. Nominated as Best Documentary Feature at Austin Film Festival and winner of the Jury Prize for Best Historical Documentary at San Antonio Film Festival, Rebecca Romani of KPBS News says, “Medeiros has created a fascinating documentary that gives warmth and energy to yet another telling of what could well be considered the art crime of the century.” [2012, USA, Italy, Runtime: 85 min, NR]
A post-film discussion will be led by the filmmakers, Joe Medeiros and Justine Mestichelli. Joe started his career as a joke writer for Jay Leno and remained with him for 22 years – 14 as head writer of “The Tonight Show.” Justine has produced several documentaries – Mona Lisa is Missing being her first feature length film. Joe and Justine have been married for 40 years.
Presented in partnership with the Rehoboth Art League and The INN at Canal Square