PBS and APABA Present Private Screening of "Abacus: Too Small to Jail"

  • Sunday, January 07, 2018
  • 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Museum of Tolerance 9786 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

APABA is proud to announce a partnership with PBS for a special screening of the film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.  The film tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle. The movie has already received several accolades, including Winner of Best Political Documentary at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, and has recently been shortlisted for the Academy Award.

The movie will be presented for free, including free 0.75 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credit, on Sunday, January 7, 2017, at the Museum of Tolerance. Director Steve James and members of the Sung Family will be present at the screening and there will be a reception to follow. 

All APABA members interested in attending must RSVP by emailing pbsdrsvp@gmail.com.

Full Details

Abacus: Too Small to Jail Special Screening

Sunday, January 7th, at 5:00 p.m.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Museum of Tolerance

9786 W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Panel with Director Steve James and members of the Sung family will follow the screening.

Reception to follow.

0.75 Hours of CLE (Elimination of Bias) is available.

APABA is a State Bar approved provider of CLE.


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