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Virtual Screening – Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

Documentary, 2019 France/New Zealand, 103 min, Dir: Justin Pemberton

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Piketty has been described as a new Karl Marx and placed in the same league as the economist John Maynard Keynes. The “rock star economist’s” underlying thesis is that inequality under capitalism has reached dramatic levels in the last few decades and continues to grow—and that this is not by chance.
  • Why Save the Bankers?
    Why Save the Bankers?
    brings together selected columns from the period bookended by the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers and the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. In crystalline prose, Piketty examines a wide range of topics, and along the way he decodes the European Union’s economic troubles, weighs in on oligarchy in the United States, wonders whether debts actually need to be paid back, and discovers surprising lessons about inequality by examining the career of Steve Jobs.

How to stream this film:

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  • Purchase your virtual ticket (you may need to register an account first).
  • The film costs $12 USD to stream – you have five days to watch it.
  • Half of your on-demand screening fee will come back to Metro Cinema.
  • Thank you for supporting Metro Cinema and enjoy the film!

Stream here via KinoNow.

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June 4, 2020
11:59 pm
Film available any time of the day, starting May 8. Screening run ends at 11:59pm MST on June 4.