Monday Night at the Movies: Woman in Gold at the Capilano Branch Library

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Capilano Branch Library

Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, this film tells the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles, who with her lawyer fought the Austrian government for the return of a Gustav Klimt painting which was stolen from her family by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II.

Free, no registration required. For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175

Audience: Adults

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria’s beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.” With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.

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