Movies about Art: ‘Stolen’ at the Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library will screen the film, Stolen, on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:20 a.m., in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. To accommodate those coming by Senior Bus, the movie will begin at 10:20 and run for 85 minutes.

StolenFULLStolen tells the story of one of the largest art heists in modern times. In 1990, in the early morning after St. Patrick’s Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access to Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole thirteen priceless works of art. Among them was Vermeer’s “The Concert”, one of only 35 of his surviving works. To date, not a single piece of the stolen art has been recovered. Reference Associate Lauren DeNisco will host this fascinating film, continuing her foray into the art world begun with the Skype-a-Docent program she established at the Library in 2013.

Registration is requested.

The Library will be screening more art films before summer’s end on Aug. 12 and Sept. 9; titles to be announced.

This film series is an extension of the Skype-a-Docent program which offers tours of cultural interest, particularly art, to seniors and others who may not be able to travel out of town. A docent from various museums and venues takes us on a private tour via Skype – a video phone call. When the Skype call is projected onto the large screen in the Library’s Rotary Room, it allows us to view exhibits up close and to converse directly with our guide. Skype-a-Docent tours, featured in the spring and fall, are also brought by the Library to a few senior living facilities in town.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: and Facebook:

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