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The Art of the Steal

Following the success of his debut feature A Beginner’s Guide to Endings, write-rdirector Jonathan Sobol returns with the much-anticipated The Art of the Steal. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Kurt Russell (Vanilla Sky, Tombstone), Matt Dillon (Old Dogs, Crash), Terence Stamp (Unfinished Song, Valkyrie), and Jay Baruchel (Cosmopolis, Goon), Sobol’s riotous crime caper keeps audiences laughing and guessing until its clever finale.

Part-time art thief Crunch Calhoun (Russell) lands in prison after a major score goes awry and his brother Nicky (Dillon) double-crosses him. Hoping to start anew upon his release several years later, Crunch returns to his former career as a motorcycle daredevil. But it isn’t long before he’s in hot water once again due to Nicky, and Crunch must reunite with his brother and their old band of criminal comrades for one final heist: to steal a priceless (and well-guarded) historical book. Tensions escalate as Crunch and Nicky each appear to possess their own hidden agendas and loyalties are thrown into question.

With The Art of the Steal, Sobol skillfully creates a layered, sophisticated crime comedy, which is bolstered by its veteran cast. Sobol’s sophomore effort is a hilarious and fast-paced heist comedy reminiscent of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, and is certain to delight to a wide range of audiences.



Director: Johnathan Sobol
Cast: Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp, Jay Baruchel
Year: 2013
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English
Distributor: Entertainment One`

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


Date Circuit Centre Location
June 19, 2014 Reel Performances
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
Fort McMurray, AB
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