Sequoia 1 Sat, May 4, 2019 2:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Running Time:82 min.
Premiere Status:California
Director:Joel Van Haren
Producer:Joel Van Haren
Ryan Thomas Reeve
Kelly Michael Anderson
Cinematographer:Ryan Reeve
Joel Van Haren
Kelly Anderson
Editor:Chris James Thompson
Print Source:Clarified Films
Note Writer:Ken Jacobson


A shocking crime. A cast of stranger-than-fiction characters. A mysterious 299-year-old Stradivarius violin valued at $6 million. The delicious docu-thriller Plucked, which revisits the bizarre circumstances surrounding Milwaukee’s crime of the century, has it all. Rushing out the back of the Wisconsin Lutheran College auditorium on a subzero January night after a draining performance, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond nearly made it to his car when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. The next thing he knew, he felt a piercing pain throughout his body. But something more terrifying than a taser shot flashed through his mind: "They got the violin! They got the violin!"

IN PERSON: Director Joel Van Haren

Please note: the screening time changed to 2:30 pm after the program guide went to print.

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Additional Information

Joel Van Haren is an award-winning journalist and Emmy®-nominated cinematographer. Their cinematography has been featured extensively on Al Jazeera's Emmy- and Peabody®-winning program, Fault Lines. Joel’s coverage of Cleveland's infant mortality crisis won the 2014 National Headliner Award for Health and Science reporting. Their work has been featured by BBC, The New York Times, The Players' Tribune, PBS, and VICE. Plucked is Joel’s directorial feature debut.