August 21, 2011 is the 100 year anniversary of the famous theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. The painting disappeared for two years, stolen by Italian artist Vincenzo Peruggia.

Joe Medeiros is a comedic writer who has been obsessed with the theft for most of his life, and to commemorate the anniversary, he’s produced a documentary trying to examine the real reasons that Peruggia took the Mona Lisa, and what he did with it during those two years.

Check out the trailer, and then check out the documentary’s website for more information. We’ll be publishing an interview with Joe in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that.