Join AABANY to See ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL at the Asia Society
It’s a story of resilience, courage, and justice in the face of power. ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail documents the legal battle of the Sung family, Chinese immigrants and owners of Abacus Federal Savings in Chinatown. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Abacus was the only bank in the United States to be charged with a crime, accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Over the course of five years, the Sungs embark on an existential legal battle in defense of themselves and their Chinatown community, and over the fact that, in an industry of powerful interests and influential corporations, no bank should be small enough to jail. Don’t miss this true, David vs. Goliath story from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself).
ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail will be shown at the Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium in the Asia Society on Wednesday, September 6th. Reception begins at 5:30 PM, screening begins at 6:30 PM, followed by Q&A that will include director Steve James.
Click on the link in the title to see the film’s trailer.
AABANY is proud to be outreach partner for this screening. All AABANY members can see ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail at a discounted price with the code “AABA090617.” Select “Non-Member Adult” ticket, proceed to check-out, add the code, and then click activate. Using this code, attendees will pay $10 instead of $15 for the ticket. Click here to buy tickets. We hope to see you there!