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‘The Thief Collector’ opens May 26 at the Ross
Allison Otto’s portrait of Jerry and Rita Alter, “The Thief Collector,” is opening at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center May 26.
Continuing is “Carmen.”
“The Thief Collector” is a captivating crime documentary about the heist one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, a1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” which was brazenly cut from its frame while hanging at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. 32 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.
“The Thief Collector” is showing through June 8.
“Carmen” follows a young and fiercely independent woman who is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother, another strong and mysterious woman. Carmen survives a terrifying and dangerous illegal border crossing into the US, only to be confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard who cold-bloodedly murders two other immigrants in her group. When the border guard and his patrol partner, Aidan—a Marine with PTSD—become embroiled in a deadly standoff, Carmen and Aidan are forced to escape together. They make their way north toward Los Angeles in search of Carmen’s mother’s best friend, the mercurial Masilda and owner of La Sombra nightclub - a sanctuary of music and dance. Carmen and Aidan find both solace and their unwavering love for each other in the safety of Masilda’s magical refuge, but time is running out as the police hunt closes in.
“Carmen” is showing through June 1.
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