2020 Arkhaios Film Festival - Virtual Edition

Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art

Expired October 12, 2020 3:59 AM
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This documentary tells the story of Iowa native, George Leslie Stout. During WW2, Stout lead the Monuments Men on the greatest treasure hunt in history, recovering over five-million pieces of stolen art from the Nazis. Stout’s life continues to have international impact on the fields of art conservation and monuments protection. 

The legacy of The Monuments Men continues today with the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization whose goal is to work with the United States Military, protecting art and monuments from destruction in areas of global conflict. 

The innovative methods of art conservation, created by Stout some 90 years ago, are still used currently in major museums around the world.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Kelley has been a documentary filmmaker for over three decades. His work has been honored with two regional EMMY AWARDS©, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards and Three New York Festival World Medals.

His work has been accepted at numerous film festivals and his documentaries have aired on HBO Signature, HBO2, PBS, Big Ten Network and qualified in 2001 for the Short Documentary Category for the Academy Awards©.

His films have been shown publicly at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. The Nelson- Atkins Museum in Kansas City, The Getty Museum of Art, The Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and The Museo Picasso, Malaga in Spain.

He has worked with a variety of experts, historians and artists. Kelley has mentored other young filmmakers for over two decades.

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    80 minutes
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  • Director
    Kevin Kelley
  • Producer
    Marie Wilkes