Tuesday, April 28

Thank you to our Film sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Roberta G. Olsen
Supporting Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Unruh, Jr.
Patron Sponsors: Ann Bowling Endowment for Film Studies, Sue and Charlie Thomas,
With Additional Support from Rehmann, Financial and Business Advisory Services

Mona Lisa is Missing (2012) is the untold story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the Italian immigrant who committed the greatest little-known art theft in history. For more than 30 years, writer/director Joe Medeiros was obsessed with finding out Peruggia‘s true motive. Along with documentary film producer, Justine Mestichelli Medeiros and the help of researchers, art experts, and Celestina Peruggia’s children Silvio and Graziella, Medeiros and his team embarked on an epic journey leading them to the Louvre, to Peruggia’s hiding place in Paris, to Florence where he returned the painting, to documents in the French and Italian archives. And ultimately… to the truth.

Available to stream free on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/506597/mona_lisa_is_missing

Joe Medeiros was scheduled to give a lecture on March 16 as part of the International Lecture Series. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still learn more about the award-winning documentary at https://www.monalisamissing.com/. Use the coupon code VERO to purchase the DVD with 90 extra minutes of featurettes including in-depth highlights of the research and behind-the-scenes footage.

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