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Video Screening: American Casino

When: Sat., Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m. 2010

New award-winning documentary from Leslie and Andrew Cockburn that explains the sub-prime mortgage crisis, how Wall Street traders created it, how it has impoverished homeowners, and how the banks intend to make us pay for it. Free admission. "Investigative reporters Leslie and Andrew Cockburn have spent nearly 30 years uncovering major stories (for PBS, CBS Reports, 60 Minutes, et alia), but with American Casino they take on the biggest economic crisis of our lifetime: the subprime mortgage meltdown that has caused more than a million Americans to lose their homes...the filmmakers build a case against those who used government deregulation to make a fortune for the few and create havoc for the many." — "Terrific…the Cockburns fill in the lines of connection.… The movie is a lucid and comprehensive picture of a rotten system." — David Denby, New Yorker


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