People Before Profits

A work in progress from Pacific Street Films

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7pm
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Q&A with Pacific Street Films founders Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler

Since 2007 Pacific Street Films has been filming the impact of Wall Street’s excesses, specifically as it applies to foreclosure/eviction and, by extension, homelessness. This is being done in concert with Joel Sucher’s writing for publications that include American Banker; In These Times and Huffpost. Joel Sucher has also documented and written about his personal experiences fighting three successive foreclosure attempts initiated, in turn, by Washington Mutual; Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. Pacific Street Films founders Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler present some of the footage they’ve shot about the foreclosure crisis and talk next steps in this vital project.

Pacific Street Films is a documentary production company founded in 1969 by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler. Together, they have produced more than 100 films, including Red Squad (1972), Frame-up! The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre (1974), Man’s Best Friends (1984), Oliver Stone: Inside/Out (1992), and Beyond Wiseguys: Italian-Americans & The Movies (2007). They are the recipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

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