FILM – “Equity” (Opens Fri. Sept. 16)

EQUITY
OPENS FRI. SEPT. 16

A female investment banker, fighting to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigates a controversial tech IPO in the post-financial crisis world, where loyalties are suspect, regulations are tight, but pressure to bring in “big money” remains high. EQUITY is about women on Wall Street. It’s a Wall Street drama, but it’s not about corruption, crime, or catastrophe. It’s about women who thrive on competition and ambition, deals and strategy, but who must carefully calibrate every aspect of their lives, professional and private, to stay equal in the game. EQUITY is directed, written, produced, and financed by women, a collaboration among women in entertainment and business leaders in finance—the real-life women of Wall Street—who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see their story told.

REVIEWS:

“It doesn’t go for flashy drama, and the ending is more whimper than bang. But there’s the sense here of something authentic, and unless you’re already in the business, you’ll probably learn something.” –Mick Lasalle, The San Francisco Chronicle
 
“‘Dudes only’ –that might as well be the motto when it comes to big-screen finance dramas. But in this explosive corporate thriller, a dynamite Anna Gunn fights back. I’m with her.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 
“What makes this such a vital feminist film, even when its other qualities are often few and far between, is how defiantly it internalizes the idea that strong female characters have nothing to do with decency, and everything to do with depth.” –David Ehrlich, indieWIRE

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