2016 | USA | R | 100 min.


The Kubrick at Central Grade School Thu, Jul 28, 2016 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
Release Year:2016
Runtime:100 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Anna Gunn
James Purefoy
Sarah Megan Thomas
Alysia Reiner
Craig Bierko
Director:Meera Menon
Produced by:Alysia Reiner
Sarah Megan Thomas
Screenwriter:Amy Fox
Cinematography:Eric Lin
Editing By:Andrew Hafitz


Hollywood’s first female-driven Wall Street movie, directed, written, and produced by women, suggests that there is room for some alpha females in the wolves of Wall Street packs. Meera Menon’s polished thriller stars Anna Gunn, exhibiting the razor-sharp sensibility that made her a breakout star on “Breaking Bad,” turning the tables as money-worshipping investment banker Naomi. Hellbent on climbing the corporate ladder, Naomi’s rise is jeopardized when a personal scandal threatens to unravel a major deal. The screws are tightened by an opportunistic underling and a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office—characters who further subvert female stereotypes. “Equity” is a nail-biting morality play, full of finely-observed, female-focused nuance and detail, that shows it’s not just men who make cold-hearted decisions with power and the almighty dollar in mind.