Sunday, October 29, 2006

Stolen: The largest unsolved art heist in history (and a great documentary by a Park alum!)

Documentary Producer Susannah Ludwig ’93 will screen her film, Stolen, on November 8. Stolen is the fascinating and outrageous story of the largest unsolved art heist in American history.

Susannah Ludwig '93, Producer of Stolen
Screening of Film and Q&A Session
Wednesday, Nov. 8
7:30 p.m.
Park Auditorium.

Susannah Ludwig '93:

She is the co-founder of Persistence of Vision Films/Flourish Films; a New York based production company. The Sundance Institute recognized Susannah as a “visionary independent producer” and named her the 2003 Mark Silverman Fellow. She has produced numerous short subject films such as Shadowboxer, directed by Vilka Tzouras (premiered at the 2002 IFFM,); The Hat, directed by Julia Jordan and Terry Stacey; and Weekend Getaway, directed by Elizabeth Holder. Additionally, Ludwig has produced six behind-the-scenes documentaries for the American Movie Classics and the Independent Film Channel including The Making of Camp which aired on IFC in 2003.


In March of 1990, two thieves dressed as Boston police officers gained entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully plundered five hundred million dollars worth of art. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen were two of the greatest paintings in the world: Rembrandt's The Sea of Galilee and Vermeer's The Concert, one of only 35 of the master's surviving works. The Gardner museum offered a five million dollar reward. But, as the years passed, not a single work of art was recovered. The film documents the investigation, which is still ongoing. Features voiceover work by Blythe Danner.

For more information on the film, visit


Anonymous Art Hostage said...

I am sure you will give Susannah a very warm welcome home.

Give her a hug and offer her my sincere best wishes.

Paul "Turbocharger" Hendry B.A. (Hons) M.A. 2nd year student

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