Monthly Archives: December 2013
NEW VENUE THIS MONTH- IDAHO FIRST BANK COMMUNITY ROOM- 475 DEINHARD LANE, MCCALL
The McCall Film Society Winter Series will start on Wednesday, January 8th at 7 pm at new venue, the Community Room at Idaho First Bank, 475 Deinhard Lane with the film “Inequality for All”. Winner Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival. The documentary addresses in a lively way the growing income gap in the U.S. The film features Robert Reich- professor, best-selling author and Clinton cabinet member as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.
The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.
Kenneth Turan, Film Critic of the Los Angeles Times says, “Inequality for All is Smart, funny and articulate, Robert Reich is the university professor we all wish we’d had. He’s so accessible and entertaining he takes a subject that sounds soporific and makes it come alive like you wouldn’t believe in Inequality for All.” The documentary says Turan “tougher times… exist today for the American middle class, and “Inequality” starts by laying out the extent of the problem: The richest 400 people in this country have more wealth than the 150 million who make up the bottom half of the population. Equally disturbing, 42% of Americans born into poverty will not make it out as opposed to 30% of Britons and 25% of Danes.
This film was obtained by generous contributions from McCall Film Society supporters. The film is directed by Jacob Kornbluth. running time is 110 minutes, and is MPAA rating of PG.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting next Thursday January 2 until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.
Next Film, “Key of Life” February 12, 7 p.m. at Idaho First Bank Community Room. See trailer, details to follow