August 8, 2011
We recently added Floored to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 90% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
With ‘an elegiac poignancy’ (New York Times), director James Allen Smith (My Name is Smith) “captures the waning heyday of the Chicago Trading Pits” (ABC News) and tells the bizarre and gripping stories of the traders — ‘overgrown kids with money, brains, and a pathological need to release stress’ (Barron’s) whose chaotic, audacious, and thrill-seeking way of life has all but vanished with the recent shift toward automated computerized stock trading.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.
May 2, 2011
We recently added Lucky to the DBRL collection. The film is directed by Jeffrey Blitz, who also directed the popular documentary Spellbound back in 2002. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
A look at the lottery system in the United States and how it changed the lives of a few average people, from a Vietnamese refugee to an outcast living with numerous cats in a run-down home.
Check out the trailer for the film.
March 16, 2011
We recently added Inside Job to the DBRL collection. The film won the 2011 Oscar for best documentary feature, and played at Ragtag in 2010. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Provided is an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research, and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.
Check out the official movie site for more info.