Mark Twain Library: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” – Screening and Q&A with the Sung Family

When:
March 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019-03-24T15:00:00-04:00
2019-03-24T17:00:00-04:00

Register BelowJoin us for a movie and good conversation as we screen,  Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.This Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, tells the story of the only US bank to be prosecuted in relation to the 2008 financial crisis. Ironically, Abacus Federal Savings Bank, owned by the Sung family, a community bank serving Manhattan’s Chinatown, had one of the lowest mortgage loan default rates in the industry. So why was such a small community bank targeted? The film follows the ensuing legal battle, eventual exoneration of the bank and explores possible motivations behind the charges.After the screening, there will be a Q&A with members of the Sung family – Heather, Vera, Jill and Chanterelle.  The discussion will be moderated by flimmaker, Gavin Guerra.Co-sponsored by the Bethel Cinema
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