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Screening  |  Citizen Kane Screening and Panel Discussion

Part of the Crisis! film series

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7–9:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

This screening of Citizen Kane is part of the Crisis! film series takes place on select Tuesdays throughout the spring 2012 semester.

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Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in discussion about the current global economic crisis. The panelists include experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, as we aim to stimulate lively discussion and debate.

Dr. Ted Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Dr. Albert Michaels, Professor, Department of History
Bruce Fisher, Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies

Students from the following Buffalo State courses are required to attend these screenings: Economic System 101, Urban Economics 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO308), Corporation Finance (FIN314), and  Investments (FIN414)

More than a century ago, a new center of power emerged on the American scene – the media empire. Wars have been started, political careers have been launched and dashed, and economic policies have been shaped by the power of the media. Our film series starts with a provocative question: when manipulators control information, what happens to the economy?  Orson Welles directed, produced and co-wrote this film classic, as well as playing the title role in this drama loosely based on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

Additional films being presented in this series are:

February 14, Roll Over
February 28, Bonfire of the Vanities
March 13, Client #9
March 27, Inside Job
April 10, Capitalism: A Love Story
April 17, Wall Street