Cinemapolis continues its excellent series this Sunday, March 28. Bringing to Ithaca critically acclaimed films that
tap into timely political and economic topics, Community Conversations is part of a renewed focus by the theater to stimulate socially relevant discussion in our community through thought-provoking films. These Community Conversations are open to the public with discounted admission for Cinemapolis members and, for this film, members of the Tompkins County Workers’ Center.
Sunday’s film is The Corporation which explores the role of the corporation as an institution in our society, and which is particularly relevant given the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Citizens United case. Many observers have warned that Citizens United will open the floodgates of corporate influence on our elections.
The Film is the winner of 26 international awards and 10 Audience
Choice Awards including the Sundance Film Festival.
“Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Taking the corporation’s status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.” Based on the book “The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power” by Joel Bakan.”
Post Film Discussion:
Following the film, please join us for what promises to be a
fascinating discussion featuring corporate behavior and ethics expert Jim Detert, Assistant Professor of Management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, and constitutional law authority Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell.
Date & Time: Sunday March 28th at 2pm
Tickets: $10.00 for Non-Members
$5.00 for Cinemapolis Members and TC Workers’ Center Members (with I.D. card), free with FLEFF pass