Wednesday May 15, 2024

Margin Call (w/ David Bruin)

Rivka and Frank are joined by theater educator, author, and Executive Artistic Director of Celebration Barn, David Bruin, to discuss the 2011 finance drama Margin Call. The film, which takes place at a fictional investment firm at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, is a fascinating look into the toxic work of finance. They talk about the ins-and-outs of the subprime mortgage crisis, the twisted pathology of finance bros, and how when the ultrarich play games the only losers are the people not playing.

For next week’s movie, we’ll be watching the 2014 jazz drama Whiplash


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Artwork by Rufus Paisley | Theme song by JustBen

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