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85 minutes
Director(s): Patrick Creadon
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:00 pm Armory
This informative, entertaining film is a wake up call to America. AIFF alums Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley (Wordplay, 2006) examine the rapidly growing national debt and unveil the economic challenges facing our country. U.S. Comptroller, David Walker, crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies. From stunning graphics showing the founding father's national debt in the millions, to the one-time zero deficit in the 1830's, to the clock over Times Square showing the current $9 trillion and growing, I.O.U.S.A. reveals the story behind our current headlines.
I.O.U.S.A. picks up where the film's co-screenwriter Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner's best-selling Empire of Debt left off. Wiggin and Kate Incontrera wrote the book I.O.U.S.A. to accompany the film's release. At the 9p Friday screening of I.O.U.S.A, former JPR talk show host Jeff Golden will lead a post-film conversation with director Patrick Creadon and the audience.

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