99 Homes. 2014. USA. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures. 112 min.
Part of the series The Contenders 2015

99 Homes

Monday Jan 11, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

Few people were familiar with the expression “under water” before the mortgage crisis that very nearly toppled our economy and destroyed countless lives. Ramin Bahrani, who in earlier films sensitively captured the life of a Pakistani-born street cart vendor (Man Push Cart) and coming of age in the auto-body repair shops of Willets Point, Queens (Chop Shop), here relates a Faustian saga of greed and corruption in Orlando, Florida, as a predatory real-estate broker (a chillingly charismatic Michael Shannon) forecloses on a bankrupt construction worker (a morally shaded Andrew Garfield), and then lures him into working in his shady business.

Michael Shannon was previously scheduled for a Q&A but will no longer be in attendance. Stay tuned for updates about a new speaker.

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99 Homes. 2014. USA. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Photo credit: Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures. 112 min.

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This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

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