After the 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 showing of the film, there will be a panel discussion on the continuing impact of the foreclosure crisis in Rochester. Panelists will include Ryan Acuff from Take Back the Land Rochester, Ruhi Maker from Empire Justice, and two Rochester homeowners who are standing up to the banks in order to stay in their homes.
About the Film:
CLOSES THURSDAY OCT. 29
Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani's provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man's struggle to reach higher - by whatever means necessary.