True Crime New York
Wednesday, March 23rd, Friday, March 25th, Sunday, March 27th, 7:30pm
Charles Ferguson, 2010, 108 mins.
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.
Post Screening Audience Led Discussion with Gale and Ben Armstead, Humanitarians and Long Time Harlem Residents, on Wednesday, March 23rd.
Post Screening Q&A with Carl Dix on Friday, March 25th
Carl Dix is the national spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He was a member of the United States Army, but when he was called to go to Vietnam he refused. He served two years in prison as a result of this action. He then joined the Black Workers Congress. Carl Dix has since become a leader of the RCP, and an outspoken activist for that organization. He is currently embarking on a nationwide conversation with Cornel West on “Race and Politics in the Era of Obama.”