Tuesday, November 10, 2009

American Casino Trailer

I discovered the documentary American Casino because I thought it was a cross between American Gangster and Casino (both good fictional films in their own rights). Directed by Leslie Cockburn, this is not about gangsters or the Vegas lights, instead, it deals with the mortgage system: specifically the sub-prime loans that nearly destroyed most of our economic system. I know that sounds dry and boring, but it's not!

After watching the trailer, I'm actually fascinated with American Casino. It seems to hold a lot of the same virtues No End in Sight and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room posses. By that I mean it takes a relatively dry, complex subject material and turns it into an easily accessible and fascinating experience.

The feature length film is already opening in some theaters around the country so head on over to the film's website to watch the trailer and learn a little bit more about this potentially great documentary.

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