Three screenings of Inside Job, winner 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary and the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. March 23rd: Post-screening audience led discussion with Gale and Ben Armstead, humanitarians and long time Harlem residents. March 25th: screening followed by a Q&A with Carl Dix.
Inside Job Dir. Charles Ferguson, 2010, 108 min. Bigger than NYC but where would this 2010 Best Documentary Academy Award winner be without Wall Street's criminal class? Inside Job provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
(Mar 23, 25, 27 at 7:30pm)
Part of the quarterly series - "True Crime New York", a meditation on the complexity of "true" crime in the rotten apple - from the Central Park Jogger Case to Giuliani Time, Bernie Goetz to Bernie Madoff. Other films in this edition include 'Dark Days' and 'Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer"
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