1 Hr. 24 Min.

Screening Format: DCP


Cast member Frank Almond in attendance for screenings!

In 2014, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was attacked and robbed of the one-of-a-kind Lipinski Stradivarius violin—worth an estimated $5 million—that was on loan to him. Not only does Plucked document this infamous local heist, but it also informs us about both the irreplaceable instrument and the motivations behind stealing priceless art. The FBI and Milwaukee’s finest were in a race against the clock because they knew if the instrument was moved it was likely gone forever.


"At a fleet 84 minutes, PLUCKED maintains suspense about the ultimate fate of the Lipinski Strad." - The Daily Beast


"The story of this theft is interesting and something that really couldn't be made up. PLUCKED is another documentary that uses a different story to make a commentary about the racial and economic divide in an American city." - Film Threat



Community Partners: Historic Milwaukee, United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra


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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a robust, community-based film culture in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We seek to support and foster local filmmakers, the local filmmaking industry, and a vibrant community of film fans, audiences, and patrons. In our wildest sunshine daydreams, Milwaukee will become a global center of film culture in which film and shared cinematic experiences are used as tools for entertainment, education, engagement, and community building.

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