Indie Trailer Sunday: The Art of the Steal Heist Documentary
I love a good heist movie. And I'm sure most of you do, too. But this here is no ordinary heist movie. The Art of the Steal is a documentary about "the biggest heist of our time" that tells the true story of a multi-billion dollar art heist and "how they got away with it." The doc follows the political struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' $25 billion collection of modern and post-impressionist art. I'm now too familiar with the story, which is why I'm even more interested in checking this out. I hope, just like The Cove, that they get into some controversial territory. This trailer sets it up beautifully as well, so I'll let it speak for itself.
Watch the official trailer for Don Argott's The Art of the Steal:
You can also watch The Art of the Steal trailer in High Definition on Apple
The Art of the Steal is directed by documentary filmmaker Don Argott, of the docs Two Days in April and Rock School previously. Argott is originally from New Jersey, but now lives in Philadelphia, which is where most of this documentary takes place. It first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and also showed at the New York, AFI, and Palm Springs Film Festivals. IFC Films is distributing this in the US, and I believe it's already available via their VOD service. The Art of the Steal also already hit limited theaters on February 26th so check the local art house theater to see if it's playing near you anytime soon.