Tuesday, February 27, 2007

04 Doc Short winner's first feature opens

2004 AFF Documentary Short Jury Winner (Parents of the Year) winner James Scurlock's feature film, Maxed Out, opens in Austin and other select cities March 9th. The doc opens eyes on the financial industry in America. Here is the official synopsis...

Maxed Out takes viewers on a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. With coverage that spans from small American towns all the way to the White House, the film shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and tells us why the poor are getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer. Hilarious, shocking and incisive, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us."

Helena Durst, granddaughter of Seymour Durst, the creator of the National Debt Clock which now resides above the IRS office near Times Square. (from the film Maxed Out)

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