THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE

Arclight La Jolla

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

ArcLight La Jolla (Auditoriums 5 & 9)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 30 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings

Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature

Austin Film Festival & Ojai Film Festival

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE

Find out how a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1930s America winds up as one of the world's most notorious and fabled jewel thieves.

A glamorous 83-year-old, Doris Payne is as unapologetic today about the $2 million in jewels she's stolen over a 60-year career as she was the day she stole her first carat. With Doris now on trial for the theft of a department store diamond ring (at the Macys Jewelry Counter at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego), we probe beneath her consummate smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. Stylized recreations, an extensive archive and candid interviews reveal how Payne managed to jet-set her way into any Cartier or Tiffany's from Monte Carlo to Japan and walk out with small fortunes. This sensational portrait exposes a rebel who defies society's prejudices and pinches her own version of the American Dream.

Running Time: 74 Minutes. Not Rated.

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