Last weekend, the one about the meltdown of the American financial district beat out the one about an artist (maybe?) named Mr. Brainwash, the one about soldiers in Afghanistan, the one that exposes the dangers of natural gas drilling, and the one about artists in a landfill in Rio de Janeiro.
The Matt Damon-narrated Inside Job won the Oscar for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. And it’s actually going to be coming to DVD already next week, on March 8th.
From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
This is one of those movies that seems like it will only be preaching to the choir, since even if it’s non-partisan and simply an accounting of events, those who believe in the purity of the free market will continue to do so regardless — and probably not even bother to watch the film anyway.
Although when it comes to opinions, it’s better to have more information than less – even if you disagree with the film’s conclusions. The DVD comes with commentary by Ferguson and a making-of featurette, and will retail for $28.95.