Karen Audette’s award-winning documentary, The Nike Chariot Earring”, relates a crime story stranger than fiction, and with a happy ending! All thanks to Florence Z. Wolsky, International Catacomb Society co-founder and longtime staff member of the Department of the Art of the Ancient World at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, who would never let a treasure of Classical Greece fall into the hands of modern day barbarians. Her determined sleuthing is the focus of Audette’s account of the theft and recovery of “the most valuable object ever taken from an American museum” up to that time, in 1963.
There will be a showing of “The Nike Chariot Earring” at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. For tickets, please visit the site, http://www.massiff.org/. For the Nike Chariot earring, visit the Museum of Fine Arts – thanks to Florence, it’s still there!