Loading Events

SFFILM Festival

Member Screening: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Directed by Steve James

USA | 88

12 Feb
Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm PT


From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), 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 US 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.

Director Steve James

Film Details

Year 2018

Runtime 88

Country USA

Director Steve James

Producer Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman

Editor John Farbrother and David E. Simpson

Cinematographer Tom Bergmann

Music Joshua Abrams