The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Inequality For All” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
In this 2013 film by Jacob Kornbluth, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. A best-selling author of 13 books, Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC-Berkley. He is considered an expert on economics.
In directing the film, Kornbluth said he drew on his personal experiences as a child living in extreme poverty to “make a film that a wide variety of people can connect to.”
“The film I hope we made is one that educates at the same time it inspires,” Kornbluth said, “and speaks to what we can hope for to make America better.”
”Inequality For All” won a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary Film at the Traverse City Film Festival the same year.
This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, Brad Maule, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Main Street Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches Junior Forum.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131