Event Details

Betting on Zero

Time: March 21, 2017 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 South Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Phone: 2136171033
Event Type: film
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Mar 14

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"There should be a subgenre of documentaries solely defined by their capacity to incite righteous anger in the audience. Titles would include 'Blackfish,' 'Inside Job,' 'The Act Of Killing,' and Ted Braun's 'Betting On Zero.'"
-Indiewire


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. 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.

BETTING ON ZERO premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival in April, 2016, where it earned a special jury mention for investigative filmmaking.

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Friday 3/17 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Sunday, 3/19 6:00 PM

Monday, 3/20 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Tuesday, 3/21 4:00 PM

Wednesday 3/22 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM

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