Dumb Money with Ben Mezrich
Post-screening Q&A and book signing with Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of Dumb Money and The Social Network.
Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world’s hottest company.
In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill (Paul Dano), who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down. Starring Dano, Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, America Ferrara, Shailene Woodley, and Nick Offerman.
After the screening, join bestselling author Ben Mezrich for a Q&A and book signing (presented in partnership with Brookline Booksmith).
ABOUT BEN MEZRICH
The reigning cowboy of narrative non-fiction with a writing career spanning nineteen years, Ben Mezrich has authored twenty-four books – major international and New York Times bestsellers, with well over ten million copies sold. The genre he’s created – cinematic and unique true stories of young geniuses battling their way through the grey area between right and wrong, and succeeding at all costs – includes the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It was adapted into the hit motion picture 21. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal spent eighteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and appeared on hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. It was adapted into the hit movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK, which was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay, and won Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin share a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two adaptations open #1 at the box office. Currently, Mezrich is also a writer and consulting producer for the tv show Billions. DUMB MONEY is an adaptation of his recent book The Antisocial Network.