New Film Releases: The Give and Take of Money On Screen

May 13, 2010

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Jack Abramoff in 'Casino Jack and the United States of Money.'
Money and all the ways to get it is the theme of this week's film conversation. Please Give is the latest effort from filmmaker Nicole Holofcener. And, the new documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money explores the role of money in our democratic process – hint: the shakedown is massive. Christy LeMaster is the director of the Nightingale, and writes about film for Cine-File and she discusses the new releases.

Screenings:
Please Give is out now in theaters.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money opens in Chicago tomorrow.

Music Buttons:
At beginning of segment: Puff Daddy with the song "It's All about the Benjamins" from the album, No Way Out (Bad Boy)
At end of segment: The Flaming Lips with "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" from the album, At War with the Mystics (ADA / Warner Bros)