Art Crimes Film Series - THE RAPE OF EUROPA

  • Des Moines
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  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
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August 24, 2014 / 1:30 PM

Levitt Auditorium

The last in the FREE Art Crimes Film Series:

The Rape of Europa, 2006
Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham, directors / 117 minutes

Discover the incredible true story of George Clooney's The Monuments Men in
The Rape of Europa, an epic journey through seven countries, which delves into the
violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the
artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art
on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic young art historians and curators
from America and across Europe fought back with a miraculous campaign to rescue
and return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.

Learn more about Iowa’s George Stout, the character played by
George Clooney in The Monument’s Men when Nancy Trask,
library director, Winterset Public Library and a personal friend of
the Stout family, presents a lecture on August 28. Click HERE for
more information.




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