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Screening  |  Rollover Screening and Panel Discussion

Part of the Crisis! film series

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7–9:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

This screening of Rollover  is part of the Crisis! film series, taking place on select Tuesdays throughout the spring 2012 semester.

For more on the film, see a New York Times review from 1981.

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.

While the world headed for financial calamity in 2008, a few big speculators manipulated the price of oil, sending it to record levels. What would happen if a foreign oil cartel decided to destabilize the world’s economy by abruptly leaving the US dollar behind? That’s the drama in this 30-year-old Jane Fonda film about issues that are still facing us today.

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)

Moderators:
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

Additional films being presented in this series are:

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