June 09 2PM Saturday: Real Estate 4 Ransom

What role did real estate play in the crashing of the global economy? Bigger and different than you might think, says this new Australian documentary by Karl Fitzgerald and Gavin Emmanuel. Shot over 5 years, it focuses an economics lens on many of the big picture issues world politics are grappling to deal with. The 40 …

May 12 2PM Saturday: Admirable Crichton (free movie)

  Kenneth More stars as William Crichton, the highly knowledgeable and efficient butler in the London household of the Earl of Loam (Cecil Parker) and his family. Though Crichton is the true master of the household, he knows his place, honouring the tightly regulated social structure of late-nineteenth century England. On a trip on the …

Sat April 14, Movie: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results. Its stances on the already-controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 68 on the American …

March 31, Saturday, 1 PM: Invisible Robbery Tour

Right on the streets of every American community, robbery takes place every day.  How can local, state, and national governments claim they need to tax our labor, when there is so much real value that the community creates but fails to collect? On this walk through central Chicago, we’ll see some of this value, understand …

Feb 11 Movie: The Cartel

This documentary on much-needed education reforms is a clear-headed, gripping indictment.  Using New Jersey as a case study, director Bob Bowdon lays out why one of the country’s most expensive school districts has one of the highest dropout rates and lowest standardized test scores.  The problem is corruption, union bureaucracy, and reactionary politics.  “Where the …

Jan 21 (Sat) 2 PM: Dr. Strangelove

Curious Georgists Go to the Movies present Dr. Strangelove. You need to have a unique (and twisted) sense of humor to find nuclear holocaust entertaining, but director Stanley Kubrick does a marvelous job of balancing his truely bizzare humor with the gut-wrenching terror felt in the Cold War era. The political satire stars Peter Sellers portraying …