Economics

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 pm

AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL
The 52nd annual Chicago International Film Festival will be screening the Chicago premiere of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail on October, 18th 2016. Director Steve James will attend with the Sung family and several crew members. For more information and tickets, click here. Cinema/Chicago is the parent organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s oldest competitive film festival. Seeking out the best in international cinema, the Festival has discovered new talents and opened windows to a world of film previously or otherwise unavailable in Chicago. The festival takes place from October 13-27th. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail will also be playing at AMC River North. Ticket prices start at $15, visit Ticketmaster.com for more information.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

2016
88 minutes
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.

America to Me

2018
630 minutes
Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the ten-part unscripted documentary series America to Me. Poignant and funny, epic and intimate, America to Me spends an academic year at Chicagoland's elite Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF), allowing its students, families, faculty and administration to tell stories of the pressures and challenges teens face today in their own words.
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