A documentary about a small, family-owned savings bank in Manhattan’s Chinatown district that became the only financial institution to face criminal charges after all the big banks caused the subprime mortgage crisis in ’08. As it just so happens, this small, family-owned savings bank was run by a family of lawyers, so rather than lie down and be made examples of while the real criminals got bailed out, they decided to have their day in court.
Maybe that’s not the sexiest movie synopsis you’ve ever read, but trust me when I say that this is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in some time. Not only was it made by Steve James – arguably the best documentarian working today – but it makes for an extraordinary David vs. Goliath courtroom drama that will get its hooks into you in no time flat. Loved this one, can’t recommend it enough.
It’s got a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.