Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary
The “too big to fail” 2008 Wall St. meltdown: Much has been written; hands have been thoroughly wrung, and now here’s the true tale of the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the heinous greed-induced financial crisis. By the director of HOOP DREAMS.
Of all the egregious Wall Street banks and financial institutions he might have chosen, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. (whose father served as Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter) ducked the big players and perps and accuses the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, of mortgage fraud. The Sung family must defend itself and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a costly five-year legal battle.
(US / 2017 / Directed by Steve James)
ur/ 88 mins.