Abacus earns nomination for Cinema Eye Honors' Audience Choice Prize, Sung family nominated as 'Unforgettables'; Steve James to host 2018 awards
Abacus earns Best Political Documentary at 2017 Critics' Choice Awards
Abacus earns three Critics' Choice Documentary Awards nominations
The nominees for the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors were announced on November 3 and included nominations Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.
Abacus named to DOC NYC's Short List of Oscar contenders
A film as indefatigable as its subjects, Abacus:Small Enough to Jail has been nominated for three Critics' Choice Documentary Awards including Best Documentary and Best Political Documentary, and the Sung Family has been nominated for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary.
Justin Lin to direct feature adaptation of ABACUS; ABACUS broadcasts nationwide on PBS FRONTLINE tomorrow!
We are thrilled to share that Abacus:Small Enough to Jail has earned a spot on DOC NYC's 15-film Short List of Academy Award contenders. DOC NYC is America's largest documentary festival. Historically, most DOC NYC picks do land on the Academy's official 15-film Oscar Short List.
Abacus plays 'Best of Fest' at Camden IFF
Deadline announced today that director Justin Lin will direct a feature film based on Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by director Steve James.
Abacus broadcast premieres on PBS FRONTLINE September 12
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has earned a place in CIFF's 'Best of Fest' program; Abacus director Steve Jamesparticipating in the Points North Forum's The Verité Director workshop with Jeff Unay (THE CAGE FIGHTER).
Abacus now available for DVD pre-order; returns to Chicago
The newest film by director Steve James, Abacus 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. 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.
Abacus wins awards at Sarasota and Ashland!
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the newest film by director Steve James is now available to pre-order on DVD for the special price of $19.99 (usually $24.99) until September 12! The DVD includes complete Mandarin subtitles.
PBS to bring Abacus to theaters nationwide from May 19
Abacus took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival and the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
#CIFF41 honors Steve James with Director's Spotlight Award
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by acclaimed director Steve James will be theatrically released beginning May 19 at the IFC Center in New York City before spreading nationwide.
Abacus heads to True/False!
Acclaimed director and long-time Kartemquin associate Steve James will be honored by the Cleveland International Film Festival with the festival's Director's Spotlight Award. Previous award recipients include the likes of Kurt Kuenne, Jan Hřebejk, John Sayles, Rolf de Heer, Freida Lee Mock, Todd Solondz and Goran Markovic.
Abacus to screen in Portland International Film Festival's Documentary Views section
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the latest film from acclaimed director Steve James will also screen at True/False 2017, continuing its successful festival run. It also has screenings ahead at Portland International Film Festival and Port Jefferson Documentary series, with more to be announced soon.
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail voted among Best of Fest at Palm Springs International Film Festival
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail head to the Portland International Film Festival this week to screen in the festival's Documentary Views section, aimed at offering a "fresh perspective on the world we live in and the fascinating people and stories that surround us Other films in the series include Academy Award-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Fire at Sea.
Abacus has been voted among the Best of Fest at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival, featuring the award-winning and audience-favorite films of the festival. Lauding the film as an "Immensely sympathetic portrait,"Abacus the festival will screen Abacus on Monday, January 15th at 2PM.