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All The Queen's Horses

2017, Kelly Richmond Pope, USA, 71 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 10th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 10th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 11th 5:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 12th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 13th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 14th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 15th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 16th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Nov 17th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Nov 18th 6:30pm
  • Sun, Nov 19th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Nov 20th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 22nd 8:00pm
Chicago premiere! Kelly Richmond Pope in person!

The 8 PM screening on Friday 11/10 is now SOLD OUT!

Home-grown front-page scandal is dissected in this Kartemquin-produced documentary detailing how the placid farm town of Dixon, Illinois, claiming fame as the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, became notorious for the largest case of municipal fraud in U.S. history, thanks to city comptroller Rita Crundwell, a flamboyant, high-living champion horse breeder, who sucked the town dry to the tune of $54 million. Neighboring communities thrived over two decades while Dixon tightened its belt in poverty, and most envied the seemingly wealthy blonde who built a vast equine empire in their midst as she held down a city job. From the accidental discovery of the scam by a frightened whistleblower to an inside look at how Crundwell cooked the books and the details of the auctions of high-priced horses and luxury possessions through which Dixon attempted to recoup some of the cash, this chronicle tells all. DCP digital. (BS)

Friday, November 10 at 8 PM: Director Kelly Richmond Pope is scheduled to appear for audience discussion, joined by Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films; Jason Wojdylo of the U.S. Marshal Service; and Todd Carrol, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, FBI Chicago Office. The discussion will be moderated by Marissa Bailey, co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday morning and midday newscasts. The audience is invited to a reception sponsored by Kartemquin Films following the show.

November 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 22: Director Kelly Richmond Pope is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. The Wednesday, November 15 screening is a Movie Club event.

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