THE FLAW is Second Sunday Cinema's Free Film for Oct 14
Sunday, October 14 2012, 5:45pm - 8:30pm
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Second Sunday Cinema has shown many good films on our financial crisis: how we got where we are, and how to avoid participating next time. So why show another? The Flaw is so calm and clear that we find far more clarity. A lot of important pieces come together. It's a solid, well-made investigative documentary with the likes of Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz making real sense of the whole mess.
It's also a compassionate film. A financial correspondent for the New York Times finds himself possibly losing his home and his wife. An optician simply wants a loan modification. She repeats that phrase like a mantra, but isn't getting anywhere. THE FLAW itself is the rather amazing assumption by the high and mighty in finance that real estate would always continue to rise in price! But they didn't pay a price. We did. Here's what Tom Huddleston of TIME OUT LONDON says: "An impassioned expose of the way our economic system is weighted in favour of the super-rich, in forceful, eye-opening viewing!" Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times says, "A lively iconoclastic look at the current crisis in capitalism." It's interesting to note that one highly-placed observer in The Flaw comments that for 500 years, capitalism worked pretty well. It's only in the last 30 years that it's robbing us blind to give the top 1% even more! NOTE: WE HAVE ADDED A 2ND DOC. TO OUR SCREENING ON 10/14! Capitalism Hits the Fan is an intelligent, very dynamic speech by Professor Richard Wolff that picks up right where The Flaw stops. He shares in-depth info on the structure of our current economic system and concludes that going back to "regulations" will not solve the fundamental problems. His simple solution: encourage the type of high-energy entrepreneurism that gave birth to the money-making success that is Silicon Valley. PLUS: We'll have a couple of local people who follow economic trends closely at the screeing to discuss - with you - where we are and where we go from here! Total time of the two films: 2 hours, 15 min. Stay for one or both.
Location: The Clearlake United Methodist Church at 14521 Pearl Ave, near Mullen in Clearlake Contact: Shannon at 889-7355