Filmgoers can’t seem to get enough of Doris Payne! We have now added an EIGHTH screening of the thoroughly entertaining documentary The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne on Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m.
The film, which was a sellout at Bermuda Docs and six subsequent shows, will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
Having used 32 aliases, 10 birth dates, 11 social security numbers and nine passports, glamorous 82-year-old Doris Payne is as unapologetic about her 60 years as an international jewel thief as she was the day she stole her first carat. As she says, when the game is rigged from the start, is it unfair to cheat? Doris retraces her steps – Paris, Monte Carlo, Tokyo, Miami, New York – telling how she managed to jet-set her way into any Cartier or Tiffany’s, and emerge with a small fortune. The film probes beyond her consummate smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. This is a fascinating tale of carats, cons – and creating your own American dream.
The film, directed by Matthew Pond and Kirk Marcolina, was an Official Selection at the 2013 Hot Docs Festival.
Tickets are available from the Oceans Gift Shop, BUEI, or by calling 294-0204.