Film Forum | 209 West Houston Street
Wednesday, May 28 - Tuesday, June 10
THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE
12:45 2:40 4:30 6:20 8:10 10:00
$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular
DIRECTED BY MATTHEW POND AND KIRK MARCOLINA
“She’s like the Terminator. She will not stop stealing.” -- Judge Frank Brown. Doris Payne is an unlikely recidivist jewel thief. At 83, she’s still elegant, charismatic, and articulate –- but with a 60-year career in crime, 32 aliases,10 birth dates, 11 social security numbers, and 9 passports. She’s successfully fleeced Tiffany and Cartier, escaped from custody in Europe with a hot 10-carat diamond, and passed herself off as Otto Preminger’s wife. We catch up with Doris Payne as she faces new charges that she’s taken a diamond ring from Macy’s in San Diego. Judge Brown sums it up: “She’s charming. She’s Santa Claus’s wife. She’s a thief.” A thief so singular in style and achievement, that Halle Berry has been in talks to play her in a biopic.
USA • 2013 • 74 MINS. • FILMS TRANSIT