The Last Vermeer

 

Monday, April 6, 2020
7 PM @ Ritz East

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General Admission: $15 | Senior: $13 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: Dan Friedkin
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 1 hr 57 min
Language: English

Rated R for some language, violence and nudity

Philadelphia Premiere
Written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the screenwriting duo behind Children of Men (2006), Dan Friedkin’s handsome and absorbing directorial debut centers on a former Dutch resistance fighter’s investigation of stolen art in the wake of WWII.

While Joseph Piller (Claes Bang, The Square) was busy fighting the Nazis during the war, Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce, Memento) was selling them stolen art. Despite an opposing moral compass, the two men cross paths when Piller is directed to identify and redistribute stolen art and van Meegerman, a painter and affluent dandy, is accused of collaboration – a crime punishable by death. Said to have profited from the selling of a Vermeer to Hermann Göring, one of the highest-ranking Nazis, van Meegerman does not deny the sale. Though the evidence stacked against him appears positively damning, Piller and his astute assistant (Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread) begin to peel back the layers of the story and learn there is far more to this case than meets the eye.

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Official Selection:

  • JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival

Reviews:

  • “Enjoyable historical drama with a standout turn from Guy Pearce…A fresh and fascinating story.” (Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • “Engaging tale of artful imitation.” (Peter Debruge, Variety)