The Small Chinatown Bank Targeted After The Financial Crisis

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 Vera Sung, Jill Sung and Thomas Sung are the subjects of the documentary,"Abacus: Too Small to Jail."

Filmmaker Steve James joins us to discuss his new documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” which chronicles the prosecution of a family-owned bank in New York’s Chinatown. He’s also be joined by Vera and Jill Sung, two of the film’s subjects. The documentary tells the story of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, which is owned by the Sungs. The bank became the only one in the U.S. to face criminal charges following the 2008 financial crisis. 

"Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" opens on May 19 at the IFC Center (323 6th Ave., at W 3rd St.)

Director Steve James and members of the Sung Family will appear for Q&As on the following days/times:

-Friday, May 19
Director Steve James and members of the Sung Family after the 6:20 p.m. show. They will intro the 8:25 p.m. show.

-Saturday, May 20 
Director Steve James and members of the Sung Family after the 6:20 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. shows. 

-Sunday, May 21
Members of the Sung Family after the 4:15 p.m. show.