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rentals available starting June 9
rentals available through June 28
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Available for Streaming


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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF is available to rent for streaming with a portion of the proceeds going to The Ross.

Event Times

6.9 Tue rentals available starting June 9
6.28 Sun rentals available through June 28

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

"Riveting. A work of art unto itself.” – INDIEWIRE

STARRING: Barbora Kysilkova, Karl-Bertil Nordland

DIRECTOR: Benjamin Ree

RUN TIME: 1 hour, 42 minutes

RATING: Not Rated


COUNTRY: Norway (English and Norwegian with English Subtitles)

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The Ross Theatre Seat Replacement Campaign

Complete this form to make an online donation towards the Ross theatre seat campaign. Each $250 donation includes a name plate dedication on a new Ross theatre seat. You may also donate any other amount that will be used towards the seats, but will not include a name plate.



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Thank you for supporting an important educational, entertaining, and award-winning cultural program for Lincoln and Nebraska. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Total donation amount: 1 chair x $250 = $250