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Film Screening: The Big Short
Wed 26 October 2016, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
This film screening is open to undergraduate students on the following programmes: Accountancy, Accounting and Finance, Accountancy and Business, Business and Finance, International Finance, Economics and Finance. The screening is free of charge.
This is a true story. When four outsiders saw what the big banks, government and media refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: 'The Big Short.'
Starring Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, this film follows eccentric financial analyst Michael Burry (Bale) as he uncovers an impending crash in the housing market and puts together a plan to profit from it. As Burry's predictions are spread by those who believe he is mad, a small number of people, including Jared Vennett (Gosling), Ben Rickert (Pitt) and Mark Baum (Carell), get on board with his idea. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Bale), winning for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Independent newspaper said 'They did it, they made the financial crisis intelligible and entertaining. A sneering yet irresistible film about our own greed and stupidity'
Watch the film trailor here https://youtu.be/LWr8hbUkG9s