Dumb Money (2023)
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Director: Craig Gillespie Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio
Country: United States
About the film:
When the game was rigged, they changed the rules. Dumb Money (2023) tells the story of fortunes won and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that might have ended up changing Wall Street forever.
It offers a gripping portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of private investors and internet trolls on a subreddit called WallStreetBets took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the first shot in a revolution that threatened to upend the establishment.
About the filmmaker:
Craig Gillespie is an Australian-American film, television, music video, and commercial director. He moved to New York at the age of 19, where he attended the School of Visual Arts. He started his career in advertising, mostly by directing commercials, earning a Directors Guild Award, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Lion Award at Cannes International Advertising Festival.
In 2007, he directed his first feature film Mr. Woodcock (2007) and had his breakthrough with the comedy Lars and the Real Girl (2007). He also directed the remake Fright Night (2011), Million Dollar Arm (2014), The Finest Hours (2016), the Academy Award-nominated I, Tonya (2017), and Cruella (2021). His latest feature Dumb Money (2023) is based on Ben Mezrich’s book “The Antisocial Network” chronicling the wild, true story of the GameStop short squeeze from January 2021.See our upcoming films