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The Monuments Men opens this week!


Really excited George Clooney has taken an interest in some of the most complicated issues in modern art history.  The repatriation of looted artworks by the Nazi’s is a complex, scintillating, and challenging subject matter considering how many Jewish families have been affected.  Who knew Clooney loved art provenance research, connoisseurship and american museum director hijinx!?  The all star cast of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchet IS icing on the cake for this feature film coming out on Thursday!  This is a must see film for ALL ART NERDS and I’m so happy the fine people at Sony Pictures got us into the Advanced Screening on Wednesday night in Hollywood!

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.

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