Slideshow: ‘Betting on Zero’ at SummerDocs


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On Saturday, August 6, HIFF screened BETTING ON ZERO for a sold-out crowd at the 2016 SummerDocs series at Guild Hall of East Hampton.

Before the screening, generous HIFF supporters and special guests gathered for the annual celebration of SummerDocs, hosted by HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Board members Mary Jane and Charles Brock, Pat Swinney and Lloyd Kaufman. Thanks to all who joined us—proceeds from the event will support HIFF’s year-round initiatives, including educational programs.

BETTING ON ZERO weaves uncertainty, deception, hubris, intrigue, and greed in a surprising, deeply emotional dive into the world of money, fraud and the American Dream. Following the screening of the hot-topic film, director Ted Braun and the film’s subject Bill Ackman joined HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent and HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin onstage for an in-depth Q&A.

The next SummerDocs screening, on Saturday, August 27, features the political classic documentary A PERFECT CANDIDATE. Directors R.J. Cutler (THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE) and David Van Taylor (ADVISE & DISSENT) will join us. Find tickets.

As always, a special thanks to Candescent Films for returning to sponsor this year’s Audience Award.


All photos: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images