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The Lost Leonardo

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Aug 27 2021
Sep 22 2021
The Lost Leonardo

The hidden agendas of rich and powerful, surrounding a painting’s authenticity

Playing in-person at the Smith Rafael Film Center

The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity.

Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be?

Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.

Director: Andreas Koefoed


$12.50 – General
$9.00 – Senior • Youth • Matinée
$7.00 – CFI Members

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

Wed 9/15:  4:30 pm
Thu 9/16:  6:45 pm
Fri-Sun 9/17-19:  4:30 pm
Tue-Wed 9/21-22:  4:30 pm



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