Caryn Capotosto

Producer, The Thief Collector

Caryn Capotosto

Producer, The Thief Collector
FILMMAKER DISCUSSION [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]:
ABOUT CARYN:

Caryn Capotosto is an Emmy award-winning producer known for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a feature documentary about Mister Rogers that won a 2019 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, a Producers Guild Award and a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Documentary. She received a 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award for her role as co-producer on Best of Enemies as well as a 2021 News and Documentary Emmy for her role as Executive Producer on the 2021 short doc, The Love Bugs. She contributed to the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom (Associate Producer 2013). Recent projects include the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. (Executive Producer 2019-2020) and the Emmy Award-winning documentary Feels Good Man (Producer 2021).

ABOUT THE THIEF COLLECTOR:

In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, vanished into the Arizona desert after being cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. 32 years later, the $160 million painting was found hanging in the home of Jerry and Rita Alter in rural New Mexico. The Thief Collector takes a deep look at how, and why, this mild-mannered couple pulled off one of the greatest art heists of a generation, exploring the complicated dynamics of family, the contours of criminality, and just how far people will go to weave their own grandiose narratives.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 Speakers Innovators
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Portrait of Caryn Capotosto

WONDER HOUSE @ SXSW 2022 Talk:

The Thief Collector: Chat with director Allison Otto, producer Caryn Capotosto and Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Sewell Chan

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Surround Stage