Mac Business Division to show "The Big Short" on Feb. 22

February 20, 2017 | 11:07 AM

MacMurray College Business Division is sponsoring the showing of the film “The Big Short” on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:15 p.m. in Thoresen Recital Hall, located in Putnam/Springer Center. The event is free and open to the public.

A student lead discussion along with a question and answer session will follow the movie.  “The Big Short,” starring Steve Carrel, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling provides a realistic portrayal of the people and events surrounding the 2008 “Housing Bubble” and ensuing worldwide financial market collapse. (This film is rated R for pervasive language and brief nudity.)  

The movie is being offered as a supplement in conjunction with the Econ 305 – Money and Banking course, but will appeal to anyone who is interested in learning more about financial markets and recent housing crisis.

For more information, contact Steven Oberg, assistant professor of business, at 217-479-7184 or at

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