Congressman John Dingell and University Bank president to host Q&A after film screening
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, and University Bank president and CEO Stephen Ranzini will participate in a question-and-answer session after a special showing of “Inside Job” at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Michigan Theater.
The film, narrated by Matt Damon, documents the events leading up to the global financial crisis in 2008 and subsequent actions by politicians, regulators and investment bankers.
“For 21 years I was proud to say that I was a bank president,” he said.
“As a result of these investment banks suddenly appropriating our brand names by becoming ‘banks’ I had to change what I described my profession as so now I only say I’m a community bank president The brand of ‘bank’ has been destroyed as far as I can determine because of the actions of the people show in the film.”
It was Ranzini’s idea to host a screening of the film, and he hopes that people who missed seeing the 2010 Academy Award winner for best documentary will come out to watch and discuss.
“The theater seats about 900, I think, so the more the merrier,” he said.
“The Ann Arbor Democratic Party is helping promote it, but it’s not a political event per se. We’re trying to get a good group of people from town to show up and to have an interesting discussion about a very interesting film.”
The showing is free to the public with pre-registration. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for students. To register, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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