Steve James will present and discuss his latest film, which made its Bay Area bow last year at CFI’s inaugural DocLands Documentary Film Festival and was recently nominated for the Academy Award. It 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 US bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, initiating a tense, five-year legal battle. Producers: Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman. Director: Steve James. (US 2017) 88 min. plus discussion.