Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Friday, July 28 | 8 pm

Saturday, July 29 | 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 30 | 2 pm


The latest prize-winning documentary from Steve James, the acclaimed director of Hoop Dreams and Life Itself, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible true story of the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown. James joins the Chinese-immigrant Sung family—the multi-generational owners and proprietors of the beloved Lower Manhattan institution—as they defend their bank’s name and legacy over a five-year legal battle that ends up costing the family millions. A classic underdog story, this riveting new PBS production is, in the words of the Hollywood Reporter, “both an affirmation and indictment of the American dream.” Abacus: Small Enough to Jail is certain to make your blood boil.


Director Steve James | 2016 | In English | 90 minutes | NR | DCP

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