About this Event
Join us for the latest film from the award-winning social impact film company, Optimist. Capping off the National Council on Problem Gambling's Main Conference will be a special screening of THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE, a feature documentary that world-premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. The film's co-director, Chris Temple will lead a conversation immediately following the film, with subject/expert Timothy Fong and other special guests.
The screening will take place at 7 pm in Columbia B, Ballroom Level at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Serving as an entertaining cautionary tale, THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE explores the euphoric heights and crushing depths of being an investor in the age of social media. The film offers lessons on risk, opportunity, FOMO, addiction, and the psychology of money through the stories of four Americans from diverse backgrounds as they navigate their financial futures.
“INSTEAD OF LADDERS, THESE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR TRAMPOLINES. MR. CONTESSOTO IS A PRIME CASE STUDY.” - Kevin Roose, NYTimes
“This unique film provides a fascinating perspective of the mind and psychology of today’s financial tech traders. It’s a living case study of how investing, gambling, technology and social media intersect to create stories and experiences that are beyond compelling.” - Timothy Fong
'The film is incredibly thought provoking and will get investors talking about investing, behavioral finance, fear and greed...this is a modern 'meme economy' version of 'Reminiscences of a Stock Operator'. - Howard Lindzon
Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States