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Director ALLISON OTTO (United States 2022) 93 min
Full of twists and turns, this true crime documentary (DocPitch 2019) will shatter your preconceived expectations and reveal that everything and everyone are not as they seem—and sometimes the truth is hidden in plain sight. After being boldly and recklessly sliced from its frame, as well as lost for decades, Willem de Kooning’s famous Woman-Ochre resurfaces in an unforeseen place: the home of Jimmy and Rita Alters. On the surface, the Alters seem like a lovely couple, described as “cool soulmates” by their friends and family. With a love of traveling and art, they lived life to the fullest, packing their days with adrenaline rush inducing adventures. Over the course of this curious story, viewers alongside local police, federal detectives, family members, art scholars, and others work to piece together the truth of this crime as the unexpectedly dauntless inner-life of the Alters is slowly unraveled.
SUNDAY, MAY 8 • 11:00 AM
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ALLISON OTTO is an Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and visual journalist. Her documentary short, The Love Bugs (2019), was awarded Best Short Documentary in the 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards after screening on POV Shorts Season 3 (2020). The film was also shortlisted for a 2019 International Documentary Association Award and is touring globally with the American Film Showcase. Allison is a 2019 recipient of the SFFILM Catapult Film Fellowship, a 2018 and 2011 Telluride Mountainfilm Commitment grant recipient, and a 2018 Roy W. Dean grant winner.
Allison graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Sociology. She is FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certified for drone operations and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
|RUNNING TIME:||93 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Caryn Capotosto, Joshua A. Kunau, Jill Latiano
Executive Producers: John Boccardo, Derek Esplin, Kathryn Everett, Andy Hsieh, Tony Hsieh, Justin Lacob, Bryn Mooser
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Matt Ryan, Rod Hassler|
|NOTE WRITER:||Amari Gaiter|