*Film begins at 5:30pm*
Lisa Diersen, founder/director of Equus Film Festival of New York and Co-Owner of Royal Lusitano of St. Charles will show a feature film all about horses. Light refreshments served.
All the Queen's Horses (2017) Documentary
How did Rita Crundwell steal $53 million without anyone noticing? An in-depth documentary about large fraud in a small town. Stealing more than $37,000 a day in her more than 20 years in office as the comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, a town in the heart of Illinois with a population of just 16,000, Rita Crundwell used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, and threw lavish parties, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. In 2012, she was finally arrested as the largest municipal fraud perpetrator in American history. All the Queen’s Horses is the riveting story of how a pillar of the community could so callously execute a scam of such magnitude. This film reveals the procedures behind how she did it and got away with it for so long, how she was caught, how the city is attempting to rebuild and recover, and how if it happened in Dixon, it could happen anywhere.