PBJFF January 18 - February 11, 2018

  

JANUARY 30 | 3:00 pm at PGA Arts Center

Special Guest Film Director Jordan Melamed

 
 

JANUARY 31 | 1:00 pm at Cobb Theatres

Special Guest Film Director Jordan Melamed

 
 

FEBRUARY 8 | 11:00 am at Frank Theaters

FUTURESPAST

Palm Beach Premiere

Director: Jordan Melamed, USA, 2016, 88 min.

FUTURESPAST


Leo Melamed was the chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world’s largest futures trading floor. His son Jordan had a successful trading career, but left Chicago for Hollywood. After initial success, Melamed returned to his parents’ home defeated. He proposes making a documentary about his famous father. We experience the high-stakes world of trading, with a practice known as “open outcry,” where traders call out frenzied orders. Despite its machismo there is humanity in these face-to-face transactions that are quickly being replaced by a computer system created by Jordan’s father. Simultaneously there are painful attempts at communication between father and son. Melamed is trying to find a way to reach his father, a Polish Jewish refugee. “A clever little film about different forms of communication and the crucial importance of face-to-face exchanges — whether they involve huge sums of money or the even weightier currencies that dictate personal emotion and family dysfunction.” Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Father-Son Relations, Finance


Film Partner: Alan Sagner - Cobb Theaters
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