The story of the nation’s largest case of municipal embezzlement hit the big screen this weekend. The subject seemed irresistible for a filmmaker: a bottomless well of money, corruption at city hall, gold-plated extravagance... and horses. But filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope had another reason for being drawn to the story of Rita Crundwell, Dixon’s former comptroller who stole nearly 54-million dollars from her hometown. Illinois Public Radio’s Susan Stephens explains.
All the Queen’s Horses begins a two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago Nov. 10. All the Queen’s Horses begins a two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago Nov. 10. It’s expected to air on PBS stations in Illinois and the filmmakers are looking at their options for national distribution. Meanwhile, screenings can be requested through the film’s website.