Sunrise Presents Documentary 'I.O.U.S.A.'
The Sunrise Theater will present a four-day run of the documentary "I.O.U.S.A." Saturday, Dec. 27-30.
"I.O.U.S.A." (subtitled "One Nation, Under Stress, In Debt") boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.
Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies.
The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.
With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. The ultimate power of "I.O.U.S.A." is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.
Creadon uses candid interviews and his featured subjects include Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, and Paul Volcker. "I.O.U.S.A." drives home the message that the only time for America's financial future is now. One reviewer claimed that this documentary was "to the U.S. economy what 'An Inconvenient Truth' was to the environment."
The historical Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines. Tickets for the evening shows are $7 for adults, $6 for matinees and $5 for children under 12.
The film is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes. This showing runs Saturday through Tuesday, with matinees at 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday and each evening at 7:30.
Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available. All Sunrise Theater movies are commercial-free.
For more information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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