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Betting On Zero – Free Film Society KC Screening
March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Film Society KC for a special FREE screening at Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City of the controversial documentary, BETTING ON ZERO.
Theatre doors open at 630PM and the screening starts at 7PM. We recommend coming early to get the best seats. The film will be followed by a Q&A with members of Film Society KC.
From ‘Darfur Now’ writer/director Ted Braun comes a riveting docu-thriller following controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
Herbalife claims Ackman is simply a market manipulator out to make a fortune from short-selling their stock, but Ackman insists Herbalife deliberately targets low-income and immigrant communities and robs them of their life savings. Herbalife is joined on the counterattack by longtime Ackman nemesis (and fellow Wall Street billionaire) Carl Icahn, while Ackman finds an unlikely ally in Chicago activist Julie Contreras, who rallies the Latino community to get the Federal government to intervene.
Blending tales of high-stakes corporate intrigue with working-class people caught in the crossfire, Braun paints a stirring picture of the American Dream gone wrong.
Food and drink are available at Alamo Drafthouse, but food and drink purchase is not required to attend this screening. Those purchasing food and/or drink will have a 20% gratuity added to their bill to help cover the costs of this FREE screening for the public.