EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library screens the 2012 documentary Portrait of Wally on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 pm.
This screening is sponsored by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
The documentary follows the story of the oil painting “Portrait of Wally” by artist Egon Schiele. The piece belonged to Austrian art collector Lea Bondi Jaray and was stolen by the Nazis during World War II. This film chronicles the Bondi family’s struggle to reclaim the portrait.
Portrait of Wally was directed by Andrew Shea. It was a selection at several festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI/Discovery Channel, Silverdocs Documentary Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival.
The movie screening is free and open to the public. Portrait of Wally is not rated and runs 92 minutes.