Member Screening: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Mar 27 6:30 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:88 min
Director(s):Steve James
Country:USA
Released:2016
Description

Be one of the first to see Abacus in advance of its release! Followed by a Skype Q&A with director STEVE JAMES.

From award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) comes this astonishing and endearing David-and-Goliath tale. Abacus, a family-owned bank in New York, is accused of mortgage fraud—making them the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The Sungs, an idiosyncratic and instantly lovable family with a longstanding reputation in the city’s Chinatown community, are forced to embark on a lengthy legal battle. This TIFF 2016 favourite brings a truly human face to a tale of banks and litigation, pitting an immigrant family against the American dream they believed in.

Additional Information

Tickets: Members may reserve FREE tickets (one per Bronze member, two per Silver member, and three per Gold member) online or at the box office and can purchase one additional $8 ticket to bring a friend.

Winner—2nd place, People's Choice Award, Documentary, TIFF 2016

Screen Daily - “Intimate, well-observed…deeply moving.”

The Hollywood Reporter - “Touchingly human.”

NOW -“A crackling family drama.”