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Kartemquin presents All the Queen’s Horses
The 11am screening has been canceled due to inclement weather.
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How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing?
All the Queen’s Horses tells the story of Rita Crundwell, the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. As city comptroller of Dixon, IL (population 15,838), Crundwell stole $53 million dollars of public funds across 20 years. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. All the Queen’s Horses investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake.
Q&A at the 7:00pm screening with director/producer Kelly Richmond Pope and Devon Bruce, the lawyer who filed a civil suit against Crundwell on behalf of the City of Dixon.
Kelly Richmond Pope
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA is the director of All the Queen’s Horses. Her first educational documentary, Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes, has won numerous national education innovation awards and is used in colleges, universities, and corporations throughout the country. All the Queen’s Horses is her first feature-length film. Kelly participated in the inaugural Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices in Docs fellowship program and participated in the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca Hacks in Chicago, IL.
WINNER: Best Documentary, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
WINNER: Best Documentary, Twin Cities Black Film Festival.
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival August 2017 (world premiere); Fraud Film Festival: Amsterdam, October 2017; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival,October 2017; Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, October 2017; Twin Cities Black Film Festival, October 2017; Tryon International Film Festival, October 2017; Equus Film Festival, New York City, November 2017.
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