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Forum Post: Have you seen "Inequality For All"? You Should!

Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 7, 2014, 5:56 a.m. EST by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR
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New on DVD for Jan. 7: Inequality for All

Inequality for All

2013 Film

92%-Rotten Tomatoes

7.4/10-IMDb (conservatives)

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who's overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

Release date: September 27, 2013 (USA)

Director: Jacob Kornbluth

Running time: 110 minutes

MPAA rating: PG

Music composed by: Marco D'Ambrosio

Cast: Robert Reich



It was quite a challenge, as a narrative filmmaker, to think about how I might approach a documentary about widening income inequality. As I thought about it more, however, I realized my background could be a real asset. I decided my goal with this film, first and foremost, was to take a conceptual and abstract topic and find a way to tell an approachable and human story about it. Every choice – from letting Reich’s humor show through to approaching interview subjects as people rather than victims – was designed to help show the argument and the economy in human terms that people could wrap their heads around. Jacob Kornbluth, Director




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[-] 3 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 4 years ago


Scorcese and DiCaprio's 'Wolf of Wall Street' -- A White-Collar Crime Caper in a Financial Era of Excess

"A film that is polished and punchy, chock-full of beans and throwing out sparks."

December 17, 2013 |

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Leonardo DiCaprio cranks the volume up to 10 for his performance as Jordan Belfort, a kind of discount Gordon Gekko, who establishes a brokerage house in a strip mall by the freeway, peddling penny stocks to the poor and the desperate. But Jordan dreams big and se es his fantasies made flesh. Before too long he has the estate on Long Island, the fleet of luxury cars and a nubile trophy bride he refers to as "the duchess" (Margot Robbie). On screen, in bespoke TV commercials, his company – Stratton Oakmont – is presented as a rock of financial probity, a gilded US institution. Down in the boiler room, however, one finds a nightmarish circus of dwarf-throwing contests and rollerskating chimps; a world in which nobody knows anything and the product is vapour. "Stratton Oakmont is America!" bellows Jordan, camped out at the front desk like some demented MC. How scary it is to realise that he may just be right.


[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 4 years ago

Moyers: 'Inequality for All' — New Documentary Starring Robert Reich Exposes the Staggering Inequality in the USA

Director Jacob Kornbluth helps us see how wealth in the hands of the few is destroying the country.


[+] -6 points by twerkie2 (-13) from Palmas, TO 4 years ago

Robert Reich is short.