Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

July 22nd – July 27th
Add to Calendar 07 22 2017 07 27 2017 America/Detroit Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) turned his razor-sharp lens toward the 2008 financial crisis and came across a story both startling and sadly inevitable. Though the giant U.S. banks – deemed “too big to fail” – somehow avoided having criminal charges leveled at them in the wake of the financial meltdown, there was one, small, family-owned bank that wasn’t so lucky: Abacus Federal Savings. Located in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Abacus Savings had the distinction of being the only U.S. bank indicted on criminal mortgage fraud charges directly related to the financial crisis. Founded in 1984 by Shanghai-born lawyer Thomas Sung, the family-run Abacus Savings – serving the Chinese immigrant community and other local residents – was forced to defend itself over the course of a complicated five-year legal ordeal. Moving, funny, alarming and absorbing, Abacus offers a whole new look at a nightmare many of us have filed away and forgotten.

Saturday 8pm
Sunday 2pm
Thursday 1pm
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) turned his razor-sharp lens toward the 2008 financial crisis and came across a story both startling and sadly inevitable. Though the giant U.S. banks – deemed “too big to fail” – somehow avoided having criminal charges leveled at them in the wake of the financial meltdown, there was one, small, family-owned bank that wasn’t so lucky: Abacus Federal Savings. Located in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Abacus Savings had the distinction of being the only U.S. bank indicted on criminal mortgage fraud charges directly related to the financial crisis. Founded in 1984 by Shanghai-born lawyer Thomas Sung, the family-run Abacus Savings – serving the Chinese immigrant community and other local residents – was forced to defend itself over the course of a complicated five-year legal ordeal. Moving, funny, alarming and absorbing, Abacus offers a whole new look at a nightmare many of us have filed away and forgotten.

Saturday 8pm
Sunday 2pm
Thursday 1pm
Categories: Film

Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: $9.50 General Admission; $7.50 DIA Members; $7.50 Senior Citizens and Students (with ID)
Phone for tickets/more information: (313) 833-7900
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Parking Cost and Availability:
Secured self-parking is available off John R Street, just south of Kirby, daily, for a fee. See DIA website for other parking options.

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