Inequality for All
Director Jacob Kornbluth scheduled to attend | June 2 & June 3
An Inconvenient Truth for the economy, this Sundance award-winning film introduces former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as an inspirational and humorous guide in exploring the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America.
June 2, 2013
|6:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
June 3, 2013
|4:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
Four hundred people own half of the total assets of the United States. If you are not one of them, you may want to see this film. Fresh from Sundance, where it won the Special Jury Prize, Inequality for All examines widening income inequality in the United States of America. Presented by Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, and now a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, the film investigates how the rich have gotten richer and the rest of us haven't. Director Jacob Kornbluth takes complex economic ideas and deftly explains how they relate to the quality of everyday life as lived by most ordinary people. One of the film's great strengths is its interview subjects, who range from Erika Vaclav, a Costco check-out clerk, to Nick Hanauer, a Seattle billionaire who believes—like Warren Buffett—that his taxes should go up. Incisive, accessible, and funny (who knew Reich had such a sense of comic timing?), Inequality for All is a landmark documentary on the defining issue of our time.
Jacob Kornbluth is the award-winning director of Sundance Film Festival selections Haiku Tunnel (2001) and The Best Thief in the World (2004) and has been a fellow in the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Labs as well as a North American finalist for the Sundance/NHK New Filmmakers Award.
Sponsored in part by SEIU Healthcare 775NW
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Producer:||Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan|
|Cinematographers:||Svetlana Cvetko, Dan Krauss|
|Editors:||Kim Roberts, Miranda Yousef|
|Awards:||Sundance 2013 (U. S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Achievement in Filmmaking)|
|Filmography:||The Best Thief in the World (2004); Haiku Tunnel (2001)|