DINNER & A MOVIE – Closing Event
Gerri Chanel, Saving Mona Lisa, The Battle to Protect The Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II.
Chanel’s nonfiction relays the history of the Louvre staff’s efforts to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen and to keep the Louvre palace safe. At times, Mona Lisa slept at the bedside of curators who were painfully aware of their heavy responsibility. The 2014 movie, “The Monuments Men,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett, relayed according to Chanel, only a small role of “the full-length treatment it demands.” The film will be shown as a part of Chanel’s presentation following dinner. Chanel is a prize-winning freelance journalist who divides her time between Paris, New York and Toronto.
Tickets are $18 and include a Light Dinner Buffet.