VBMA TUESDAY’S FLICK PICK

June 16

Headhunters (2011) Drama, thriller. Norwegian with English subtitles. Based on the novel by the popular Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø, Headhunters follows Roger Brown, a man at the peak of his profession. His earnings are not enough to support his indulgent lifestyle, however, so he steals valuable works of art as a hobby. After a job goes awry, his untouchable status is threatened and his deceitful private life revealed. Directed by Moten Tydlum, the film draws its strengths from being able to produce old-fashioned thrills and spills without the use of special effects.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XNwq2uGnE

Stream free on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/463015/headhunters?utm_source=google-feed&tracking=google-feed

 

 

 

VBMA Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen

Image credit: Leon Applebaum. Untitled, date unknown. Blown and constructed glass

The precarious juggling act performed by main character Roger Brown recalls Untitled glass sculpture by Leon Applebaum. Brown creates a life of façade and deception that comes crumbling down in a way that seems to echo the perilous stacking of triangle, circle and rectangles in Applebaum’s inherently fragile glass sculpture.

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VIRTUAL CINEMA: THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

June 12 to July 6 | $3.99 per rental

STREAM NOW: https://neonrated.vhx.tv/buy/vero-beach-museum-of-art-the-painter-and-the-thief

Now streaming in the VBMA’s virtual cinema: The Painter and the Thief (2020). This just-released film explores the relationship between an artist and the thief who stole her paintings. A portion of the rental fees goes to support programming at the VBMA.