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Screening  |  The Madoff Affair

Thursday, April 3, 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.

The Madoff Affair
The great change in income distribution was in motion; a criminal enterprise was underway, preying on the investment community itself. Bernard Madoff and his group stole billions from unwary investors while regulators were asleep, intimidated, or compromised. Was Madoff atypical? Alone?  Or just the latest Ponzi? 

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.