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Archive for April 3rd, 2012


Trailer Watch: Margaret Atwood’s Payback

From Zeitgeist Films and director Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) comes a documentary “adaptation” of Margaret Atwood’s non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth — abbreviated to, simply, Payback for the film — a rumination on the various ideas and forms of debt in the world.

As both a pinko and an enormous fan of Margaret Atwood (she is the namesake for Jason Atwood, after all), I’m definitely in, and I hope the film turns out to be more than a superficial glance at so many very deep and troubling subjects. The film will hit a handful of theaters on April 25, 2012, but most of us will have to wait for video, I expect.

The official synopsis follows: