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Equity

Equity, an expertly crafted financial thriller, is being billed as the first movie ever made about women on Wall Street. Press materials explain that it was "directed, written, produced, and financed by women, a collaboration among women in entertainment and business leaders in finance—the real-life women of Wall Street—who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see their story told." Writer-producer-stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas deliver on that promise, weaving into their suspense story many potent observations about the challenges faced by women in high finance. But you have to wonder if the movie's backers really understood what they were getting into, because the three women at the center of the story are less than heroic. What makes Equity not just a good drama but a great and daring one is that its female characters can be as greedy, ruthless, amoral, and duplicitous as their male counterparts. Continue reading >>

Credits

Director:

  • Meera Menon

Cast:

  • Anna Gunn
  • Sarah Thomas
  • Alysia Reiner
  • James Purefoy
  • Samuel Roukin
  • Craig Bierko
  • Nate Corddry
  • Nick Gehlfuss
  • Sophie von Haselberg
  • Carrie Preston
  • Lee Tergesen
  • James Naughton
  • David Basche

Producers:

  • Alysia Reiner
  • Sarah Thomas

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