The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  74 min.
Release Date: June 20, 2014 - Toronto - June 20, 2014 - Toronto

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Recounting the life of Doris Payne, who was a poor, single, African-American mother living in segregated 1950s America. Now a glamorous 81-year-old in the film, Doris Payne is unapologetic today about the nearly $2 million in jewels she stole over a 60-year career.

With Doris now on trial for the theft of a department store diamond ring, The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne probes beneath her consummate smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. Recreations and candid interviews reveal how she managed her way into any Cartier or Tiffanys from Monte Carlo to Japan, walking out with small fortunes.

Director: Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond
Studio: KinoSmith
Producer(s): Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond

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