One Read at Ragtag Cinema: "The Big Short"

Monday, September 16 › 5:30 p.m.

Columbia, Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St.

In collaboration with One Read, Ragtag presents a free screening of "The Big Short," a hilarious and terrifying fictional film that explains the very real 2007-2008 financial crisis which was pivotal in the lives of many of the subjects of "Nomadland." The story begins with Michael Burry (Christian Bale), a hedge fund manager who recognizes the instability of the U.S. housing market and comes up with a plan to take advantage of the situation. This clever and urgent film was directed by Adam McKay and adapted from a book by Michael Lewis ("Moneyball"). Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling co-star. “A true crime story and a madcap comedy, a heist movie and a scalding polemic, 'The Big Short' will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood,” said A.O. Scott, The New York Times. (2015, Rated R, 130 minutes)

Adults.

Registration: Not required.