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The Thief Collector

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A captivating crime documentary about the heist of one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre," which was brazenly cut from its frame in 1985 while hanging at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Thirty-two years later, the painting was found hanging in the New Mexico home of an eccentric married couple with a keen eye for great works but a very unconventional method of collecting them.

"An art-house documentary with an 'Oh. My. God' Factor" — Variety
"If you're an art aficionado or a lover of mystery and intrigue this is a worthy watch" — Collider
"Makes you lean forward in shock and awe" — College Movie Review
"THE THIEF COLLECTOR does a splendid job demonstrating how we truly never really know each other's capabilities" — Film Threat
"The Alters' many mysteries have the allure of great art" — The Los Angeles Times
"A fascinating glimpse into the mystery of other people" — The Guardian
"★★★★★" — Eye For Film

A Film By

  • Allison Otto


  • 2022


  • 97 Minutes

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  • Glenn Howerton
  • Sarah Minnich


  • Mark Monroe
  • Nick Andert