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Port Jefferson Documentary Series

(631) 473-5220 | http://www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/

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March 2017

Port Jefferson Documentary Series – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL, directed by Steve James and produced by Julie Goldman and Mark Mitten, tells the fascinating story of the government’s decision to prosecute a small, immigrant-owned financial institution, while overlooking far more egregious behavior at much larger institutions. The Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, were accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Abacus Federal became the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the…

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April 2017

Film Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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Built around James Baldwin’s unfinished 1979 book about the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Director Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO delves into the complex legacy of those three lives and deaths that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Peck assembles archival footage, photographs and contentious TV clips, adding current camera feeds from demonstrations against police shootings. With a voice-over by Samuel L. Jackson, one hears Baldwin’s…

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