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DC-Area Screening of I.O.U.S.A. Next Sunday!

June 16th, 2008 . by economistmom

Bob and Dave in I.O.U.S.A.DC-area EconomistMom.com readers:  You’ve got to check out this week’s Silverdocs Film Festival (in Silver Spring, MD), where on Sunday the 22nd the documentary I.O.U.S.A., featuring the Concord Coalition’s ”Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” and starring Concord’s Bob Bixby (on left, above) and former Comptroller General David Walker (on right), will be showing on Sunday.  (I’ve wrote about it before, on the “about” page of this blog.)  Out of 108 movies that will be showing there over the next 8 days, the “Going Out Gurus” of the Washington Post’s blog recommended just 5 documentaries–and I.O.U.S.A. is one of them:

“I.O.U.S.A.”: Most of us are not fiscally-minded. We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the national debt or trade deficits. But “I.O.U.S.A.” makes a convincing argument that we should. Featuring commentary from such financial authorities as former Comptroller General David Walker (who embarks with a few colleagues on a Fiscal Wake-Up Tour of America), this documentary raises significant questions about the economy at a time when they couldn’t be more relevant. (Screens Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m.)

Check it out if you’re in town, because it won’t hit wide distribution in the theatres until late summer.  If you’re someone who enjoys this blog, you’ll enjoy the movie, for sure.  Unfortunately, I’ll be in Arizona with the family next week, so again I’ll have to miss a screening event.  (I’ve already seen the movie but never on the big screen.)

2 Responses to “DC-Area Screening of I.O.U.S.A. Next Sunday!”

  1. comment number 1 by: Brooks

    Wish they’d hurry up and show it in NYC!

    And I hope it debunks the convenient myths* of right and left in a convincing way.

    * such as the myths discussed in “Taking Back Our Fiscal Future” http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/papers/2008/04_fiscal_future/04_fiscal_future.pdf

  2. comment number 2 by: B Davis

    You’ve got to check out this week’s Silverdocs Film Festival (in Silver Spring, MD), where on Sunday the 22nd the documentary I.O.U.S.A., featuring the Concord Coalition’s ”Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” and starring Concord’s Bob Bixby (on left, above) and former Comptroller General David Walker (on right), will be showing on Sunday.

    Like Brooks in the prior comment, I’m likewise looking forward to seeing it. Speaking of former Comptroller General David Walker, I was checking out the Perot Charts site that you mentioned in your previous post and found a couple of interesting youtube videos of Walker here. At the beginning of Part 2, he talks about the bleak GAO projections if Bush’s tax cuts are made permanent (the subject of your next post) and discretionary spending grows with GDP. By 2040, the projections are that we will be able to do little more than pay the interest on the massive debt that will have accumulated. In Part 1, he mentions the net operating costs (deficits) according to the Financial Report of the United States. I’ve just posted something on that at http://usbudget.blogspot.com/. In any case, thanks for keeping us posted on news about the movie.