Backstory and the Museum of Tolerance invite you and a guest to join Director Steve James, and Producers Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman at a special screening of


small enough to jail

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

2018 Academy Award™ Nominee for Best Documentary Feature Film

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

Conversation with filmmakers to follow, moderated by Jeff Goldsmith, Publisher of Backstory Magazine

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