SELMA

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FREMANTLE MEDIA

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ALL THREE MEDIA AMERICA

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THE BBC

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KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

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Fear Thy Neighbor

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LIGHTBOX ENTERTAINMENT

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CITIZENFOUR

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LISTEN TO ME MARLON

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Da Ali G Show

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BAFTA

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PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT

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WHO IS AMERICA?

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KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

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THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

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UNTOUCHABLE

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PASSION PICTURES

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LEAVING NEVERLAND

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AMERICAN ANIMALS

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MURDER MOUNTAIN

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Tickets Now on Sale for UK Screening of "THE FLAW"

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Tickets are now on sale for the first London screening of the acclaimed documentary, "The Flaw." Directed by international award-winning documentary maker David Sington ("In the Shadow of the Moon"), and produced by our client, Studio Lambert, "The Flaw" is a powerful, scathing film that addresses the fundamental causes of the latest economic crisis. The film had its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and in London it will be screened on June 7th at the Cuzon Soho. Tickets are available from the Curzon Soho website and box office.

As noted by Anthony Kaufman in The Wall Street Journal: "Taking its title from Alan Greenspan’s 2008 Congressional testimony in which he confessed to a 'flaw' in his free-market ideology, David Sington’s new documentary addresses the root causes of the American financial crisis. But unlike Charles Ferguson’s microscopic study of the collapse 'Inside Job,' Sington takes the macro approach, examining historical trends and concepts such as asset bubbles and income distribution throughout the 20th century."

Indeed, through interviews with some of the world's leading economists, including housing expert Robert Shiller, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and economic historian Louis Hyman, as well as Wall Street insiders and victims of the crash including Ed Andrews - a former economics correspondent for The New York Timeswho found himself facing foreclosure - and Andrew Luan, once a bond trader at Deutsche Bank now running his own Wall Street tour guide business, the film presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy.

At a time when economic theory and public policy are being re-examined, "The Flaw" argues that without addressing the fundamental causes of the crisis, the system may collapse again, and that next time, it may not be possible for governments to rescue it.

Here are some of the reactions from critics so far:

“It's unfortunate Greenspan, who claims he just wasn't smart enough to see what was coming, hadn't been able to see this film before leading the country into near economic ruin.” -James Greenberg, The Hollywood Reporter

“David Sington's "The Flaw" is a lively, iconoclastic look at the current crisis in capitalism…” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"The Flaw achieves in it's own way another chilling and frustrating critique of the factors which left so many ordinary citizens in financial peril. The Flaw admirably goes back to chart the course of financial policy from the 1920's to today, making startling connections in economic variables across the period and putting all this mess into the context of history. Sington finds the absolute right people to interview. ... [T]he clarity and simplicity of the math which Sington conveys helps shed even more light to the atrocious irresponsibility of policy makers in the United States, erasing almost a century of economic stability and relative prosperity. " - Alan Bacchus, Daily Film Dose

“'We just want one thing From Wall Street – we would like them to be able to do the math.' So snaps one incredulous corporate watchdog in Sundance darling David Sington’s damning doc on the financial crash." - Emma Dibdin, Total Film

And then there is yet another interesting film on this topic, "Too Big To Fail," produced by another of our clients, HBO. Stay tuned!