Allegations of corporate criminality and high-stakes Wall Street vendettas swirl throughout this riveting financial docu-thriller from Darfur Now writer-director, Ted Braun. Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is on a crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history while Herbalife execs claim Ackman is a market manipulator out to bankrupt them and make a killing off his billion dollar short. Caught in the crossfire are middle Americans forging their financial future, working-class Latino’s seeking justice, and a business model affecting the lives of millions around the world. BETTING ON ZERO weaves deception, hubris, intrigue, and greed in a surprising, deeply emotional dive into the world of money, fraud and the American Dream.
Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation
|Venue & food vendors open
|Pre-film live music by Silverteeth
|Film, followed by conversation with Bill Ackman: Film Subject, Hedge Fund Manager, Philanthropist, William D. Cohan: Best Selling Author, Vanity Fair Contributing Editor, Ted Braun: Director
|Glen Zipper, Devin Adair
|Bill Ackman, Michael O. Johnson, Julie Contreras, Julio Ulloa, Zac Kirby, Douglas Brooks