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Fail State

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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Friday, November 9th - Thursday, November 15th, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm
U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Alexander Shebanow, 2018, 93 min

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, revealing its Wall Street Backing and the lawmakers enabling widespread fraud and abuse in American higher education.

Q&A with director Alexander Shebanow to following the 7:00pm screening on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th.

Earlier Event: November 5
Later Event: November 23
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