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Screening  |  Wall Street Screening and Panel Discussion

Part of the Crisis film series

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7–9 pm

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

For more on the film, see a New York Times review from 1987.

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.

The first Wall Street movie have us the ugly but unforgettable character Gordon Gekko, whose credo “Greed is Good" encapsulated the early years of the Era of Excess. Ironically, this film was released just before the October, 1987 stock market crash. It’s so good that it never needed a sequel – but next season, we’ll show that one, too!

 Admission to Crisis! is free.

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
Matthew E. Ryan, Vice President, Siwiec, Ryan, Vita & Associates, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and president of the Buffalo State Alumni Association.

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)

This is the last film in the series.