FOOTCANDLE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION
7:00pm SATURDAY, 9/29
(Narrative, United States / United Kingdom) Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.
Based on a true story, and filmed primarily in Charlotte North Carolina and on the campus of Davidson College.
RATING: Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.
Director: Bart Layton
Bart is the Creative director of leading British production company RAW. He is the creator and Executive Producer of numerous long running TV series and specials – including such titles as Locked Up Abroad. He is also a multi-award winning director and producer, known for tackling controversial subject matter and for “challenging documentary convention with unique visual flair”. Bart’s most recent film, The Imposter, described as “a mesmerizing, path-breaking, Tour de Force” (Telegraph), received almost unanimous critical acclaim after premiering at Sundance, won the Grand Jury Prize at Miami, the Golden Eye in Zurich and the Filmmakers’ award at Hotdocs before winning a BAFTA, and being shortlisted for the Oscars. He continues to drive innovation and oversee the creative output of RAW and Executive Produce much of the company’s output alongside long-time partner Dimitri Doganis.