Double Feature: EDITH+EDDIE with ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
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ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail (Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will join us for a Q&A after the screening)
2018 Academy Award® Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle. Scroll down for trailer and more.
2018 Academy Award® Nominee: Best Documentary Short
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. Directed by Laura Checkoway, Edith+Eddie was produced by Kartemquin Films with executive producers Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg and Cher. Scroll down for trailer and more.
PRODUCERS PANEL: A Documentary Discussion with Academy Award Nominee Kartemquin Films.
An in depth discussion about documentary filmmaking with Kartemquin Films producer Mark Mitten and executive producer Betsy Steinberg.
6:00pm – Cocktail Reception
6:30pm – Producers Panel: A Documentary Discussion with Academy Award Nominee Kartemquin Films
7:30pm – Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
9:30pm – After party
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