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Screening  |  Inside Job

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6–8:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Crisis! A Film Series
Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in a discussion about the global economic crisis. Each screening begins with a panel discussion which includes experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, lively discussion and debate. All screenings that are part of the Crisis! Film series are free and open to the public. Crisis! takes place on select Thursdays throughout the spring semester of 2014.

Inside Job
If you ever imagined that PhD economists from Harvard, Columbia, and other leading universities were above reproach and beyond the reach of the financial elite, this film will make you think again. Charles Ferguson’s compelling documentary exposes what happened when America’s most celebrated academics simply sold their souls for money from bankers whose dealings led to a worldwide economic meltdown. This documentary asks some very hard questions of a profession that still demands respect even while it rewards professors who play by Wall Street’s rules.1 hr. 48 min.

Films featured include: Bonfire of the Vanities (Jan. 30), The Smartest Guys in the Room (Feb. 20), Frontline: Money, Power & Wall Street (Feb. 27), Inside Job (Mar. 6), Margin Call (Mar. 13), Client #9 (Mar. 20), The Madoff Affair ( Apr. 3), Capitalism: A Love Story (Apr. 17), and Inequality for All (Apr. 24). The Crisis! Film series are free and open to the public.