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What's On > The Big Short

Hat Factory Arts Centre

Date: Thursday 16th February, 2017
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Cost: 6 / 3 concessions
10 / 5 concessions for both Culture in Conflict: Capitalism Films (The Big Short and I, Daniel Blake)

Group discount: 2 tickets for all groups of 10+. Call the Box Office to book.
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100

Buy both Culture in Conflict: Capitalism Films

The Film Factory Partnership presents a Culture in Conflict: Capitalism screening

What makes The Big Short endlessly fascinating is its glimpse into a breathtakingly unbelievable world that is absolutely real.  We see investors who lost billions in a single deal, financial companies that went bust and the greed and corruption that led to the collapse of the financial markets in 2008.

Based MIchael Lewis’ book, The Big Short highlights the eccentric nature of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy. They bet against the market and their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

Age guidance: 15+

Running time: 130 minutes

Guest Speaker

Kelvin Hopkins MP

Kelvin has represented Luton North since 1997. He is on the left wing of the Labour party and a Eurosceptic.  He was described in The Guardian as a “rebellion prone left wing economist”.  He is very active in Luton where he has lived since 1969 and amongst many other things is a governor of Luton Sixth Form College.

Reviews and Awards

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, 2016.

“The Big Short will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood”.  A. O. Scott, The New York Times 

Part of the Culture in Conflict Film Season

Each year, Culture in Conflict screens a short season of distinctive films that challenge religious, social and political oppression. They raise issues that affect us all and are directly relevant to our diverse communities in Luton. This year, there are two films about clashes between eastern and western cultures (Dheepan and Sonita) and two about the shortcomings of western social and financial systems (The Big Short and I, Daniel Blake).

Guest speakers will introduce the films and lead audience discussions after the screenings. Expect controversy and lively debate.