VICE/THE BIG SHORT

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

View Map

Event description

Description

Thursday, January 3 – 8:00 PM ADAM MCKAY IN PERSON

Free Screening! Double Feature:VICE, 2018, Annapurna Pictures, 132 min. Dir. Adam McKay. Dick Cheney was perhaps the most powerful Vice President in history; his policies changed the world as we know it. Christian Bale stars in this epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. The top ensemble cast includes Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as President Bush.

THE BIG SHORT, 2015, Paramount, 130 min. Dir. Adam McKay. In 2005, money manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) is startled to discover highly rated mortgage bonds are based on delinquent home loans certain to default. As Wall Street bankers and government regulators ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to “short” the booming housing market. By the time things crash in 2008, he and a small group of contrarian investors (including Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt) will make billions yet will be forever changed by their experience, while millions of Americans lose their homes and the financial institutions responsible for the meltdown are bailed out by U.S. taxpayers.

Discussion following VICE with director Adam McKay. This screening is free with RSVP.

Date and Time

Location

The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved