Penn Law’s Quattrone Center presents a Film Screening: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

/Penn Law’s Quattrone Center presents a Film Screening: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

february, 2017

06feb6:00 pm9:30 pmPenn Law's Quattrone Center presents a Film Screening: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Event Details

Join the Quattrone Center and the Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law for a screening of the provocative and well-received documentary from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself). “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

Stay for an in-depth discussion with the producers, the Sung family, and others involved in the case. Admission is free but please RSVP below.

Doors will open at 6 and the film will be followed by a Q&A and a cocktail reception.

This program has been approved for 2.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $80.00 ($40.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Golkin Hall, Penn Law

3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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