Crisis! A Film Series
Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in a discussion about the global economic crisis. Each screening begins with a panel discussion which includes experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, lively discussion and debate. All screenings that are part of the Crisis! Film series are free and open to the public. Crisis! takes place on select Thursdays throughout the spring semester of 2014.
Wall Street in the 1990s had grown so powerful that bankers, brokers and deal-makers were reshaping the laws that had reined them in since the days of the New Deal. The, “revolving door,” was turning fast, as yesterday’s regulators suddenly became today’s insiders. This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who succeeded for a while in making himself, "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he – seemingly all by himself – was America’s chief prosecutor of crimes committed by America's largest financial institutions at the expense of the rest of us. Was Spitzer too much of a threat to the manipulators? Was he set up to fall?
1 hr. 57 min. Directed By: Alex Gibney