Cazenovia Forum to Hold Screening and Discussion of Award Winning Documentary “Inequality for All”

21 May

CAZENOVIA, NY – A Night at the Movies with a Purpose will be the theme of the next Cazenovia Forum event, a screening and discussion of the documentary film “Inequality for All,” to take place on Friday, June 6 at 7:00 pm at the Catherine Cummings Theatre on Lincklaen Street.

The film, narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, was an unexpected hit and award winner at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, arguing that capitalism has fatally abandoned the middle classes while making the super-rich richer.  The film has received positive reviews for its presentation of big economic ideas and how they relate to ordinary people.

The film has also generated a great deal of controversy, and accordingly the event will include a post-screening audience discussion moderated by David Rubin, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and moderator of “The Ivory Tower Half Hour” on local public television.

The event is free of charge and reservations are not required.  Appropriate movie treats will be available at the start of the film.

“Inequality for All has been called An Inconvenient Truth for the economy, and we are delighted to offer a forum for community discussion of a film that has drawn both praise and criticism from across the political spectrum,” said Cindy Sutton, President of the Cazenovia Forum.

“With Dr. Rubin’s immense facilitation skills coming into play, we expect that this event will offer an opportunity to explore a topic that weighs heavily on our nation and on Central New York, as well,” she said.  “This is going to be much more than a typical night at the movies, and if it is successful I can envision doing similar events from time to time with other hot topic films from a range of viewpoints.”

Following a summer break, the Cazenovia Forum 2014 series will continue on September 12th when Svante Myrick, the young and innovative mayor of Ithaca, will speak on the topic of civic engagement.  The final event of the year will take place onOctober 16th, when former S.U. quarterback Don McPherson will speak on the subject of bullying and its ramifications in the schoolyard and at the workplace.

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