May 4th – 7:30PM
Betting on Zero (2016)
(Official Selection, Tribeca FF 2016)
Billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film chronicles Ackman’s feuds with Herbalife CEO and investor Carl Icahn, and the resulting controversy over both the short and Herbalife’s business practices.
Presented by filmmaker Ted Braun 1h 38m
[framed] films will be screened at Next Stage on six Thursdays, beginning March 30th, 2017, at 7:30 PM. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. The filmmakers will also be working with area students as part of Next Stage Arts’ ongoing collaborations with schools. A second group of films will be screened in the fall.
Curator Nancy Schafer worked for the iconic Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years, where she was most recently the festival’s executive director. Schafer and Next Stage co-founder Billy Straus met at the Camden International Film Festival in 2015 where Schafer serves on the advisory board, and the idea of programming a documentary series for Next Stage was born.
The films in the [framed] series have recently played on the festival circuit around the world including Sundance and Tribeca, and all have been recognized with festival honors. The eclectic lineup explores a wide range of issues including gender, incarceration, beauty, otherness, greed, and the role of family and tradition.
[framed] will run for 6 consecutive Thursdays at Next Stage, beginning March 30th. A series pass for the six films is $50. Individual event tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.