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"The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne" (Documentary film)review of documentary film about jewel thief


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#1 flipsy

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:19 AM

When Doris Payne was a little girl, in the coal country of West Virginia, she wanted to be a ballerina, but someone told her she couldn’t, because “they don’t have black ballerinas.”  All right, she thought, if I can’t be what I want to be, I will be something else.

 

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http://occupythearts...m-deferred.html

 

 



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:46 PM

Interesting, flipsy. I hadn't heard of Doris Payne or this movie. Have you seen it?



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:51 PM

Yes, indeed.  The link above is my summary of it.  I'd add that it's not a great documentary -- as one reviewer said, it's not as nimble as its subject.  But Doris Payne is an original, a character with an amazing story, and she gets to tell it here.  Well worth seeing. 



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

Oh! I didn't realize that, of course. I will definitely check it out.




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