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Former Chair of Federal Reserve Highlights Fordham Law Film Festival

Contact: Janet Sassi
212-636-7577
fallersassi@fordham.edu


Paul Volcker, former chair of the Federal Reserve, will join New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, Oct. 14, to launch the 2011 Fordham Law Film Festival.

Volcker and Sorkin will participate in a post-screening discussion of the HBO film Too Big To Fail, a portrayal of the major players in the 2008 economic crisis and subsequent TARP bailout. The movie, which stars William Hurt, Cynthia Nixon and Paul Giamatti, is based on Sorkin’s bestselling book of the same name.

The event will be held in the HBO Theatre in midtown Manhattan and is open to the public.

The series, which is sponsored by the Forum on Law, Culture and Society, consists of six movies that deal with legal themes and ranges from contemporary blockbusters to classics, documentaries and independent movies.

The five remaining films in the series will be shown from Oct. 15 through Oct. 20 on the Fordham Lincoln Center campus in the law school’s McNally Amphitheatre.

Among those appearing are director Oliver Stone, who will discuss his film Wall Street with the movie’s producer Edward R. Pressman; and writer Avery Corman, whose novel Kramer vs. Kramer (Random House, 1977), was made into the first Hollywood movie to spotlight child custody battles.

For a full schedule of showings and guests and to buy tickets, visit the Forum’s website.  


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.
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