A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
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"No sense in being a grifter if it's the same as being a citizen..."
-Henry Gondorff, The Sting
This September join us at the Paradise for a film series dedicated to the hustlers, the swindlers, and imposters among us. The Paradise Presents: Scams on Screen! Eight films featuring a devious and/or delusional slew of con guys and gals getting through life one grift at a time. From September 4th to 19th come and see professional fakers portray professional (and amateur) fakers, and scam a few of your friends to come along with you!
To culminate our scams series, join us on September 19th for our celebratory screwball comedy double feature! Kicking off at 6:00 PM with the Coen Brothers' 1994 cult classic THE HUDSUCKER PROXY!
Greedy executive Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) hopes to take control of the company he works for by purchasing a majority share -- but he must first devalue the stock. So he convinces the board to appoint know-nothing recent graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins). But Mussburger's plot backfires when Barnes' latest invention succeeds, thereby increasing the company's value. Worse yet, undercover reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has the scoop on Mussburger's shady dealings.
(Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Monday September 19th 6:00 PM/5:30 PM Doors