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THE PURSUIT

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DOCUMENTARY FILM
The film is the culmination of three years of research, conversations,  and travel around the world, from the streets of New York City to the  Dalai Lama’s monastery in Dharamsala, to seek an answer to the question:  How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of  society? Along the way, it reveals the secrets to not only material  progress for the least fortunate but also greater happiness for all  peo

THE LAUNDROMAT

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 THE LAUNDROMAT

Here’s the official synopsis: “Ellen Martin (Streep) begins  investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a  rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City  law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest  citizens amass even larger fortunes.

 “The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack  (Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways  shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful  prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints  at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super  wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.” 

THE BIG SHORT

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 THE BIG SHORT

From the outrageous mind of director Adam McKay comes THE BIG SHORT.  Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, in  theaters Christmas.  When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused  to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea:  The Big  Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of  modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based  on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind  Side, Moneyball),  and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers)  The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad  Pitt. 

THE INTERNATIONAL

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THE INTERNATIONAL

Interpol  agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) is determined  to expose an arms  dealing ring responsible for facilitating  acts of terrorism around the  globe. But as his investigation  leads Salinger and his partner,  Manhattan Assistant  District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts),  deeper  into the secret world of greed, corruption and murder, they   become targets of a deadly conspiracy so vast, they soon  find the only  people left to trust? Are each other.  This pulse-pounding thriller  plays a high-stakes  game of suspense, intrigue and explosive action.

THE INSIDE JOB

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THE INSIDE JOB

 From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("No End In  Sight"), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth  behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a  cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their  homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major  financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the  rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which  have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy  Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United  States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.