Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7 PM
James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street

The newly-renovated James M. Stewart ’32 Theater will reopen this fall with a series of film screenings featuring award-winning guest filmmakers. All screenings in the series are free and open to the public.

Documentary filmmaker Alex Shebanow presents a screening of Fail State, an incisive look at the for-profit college industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion — details will be announced soon.

This film screening series is supported through the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series fund. Sacret Young is a 1969 graduate of Princeton and an author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, winning two WGA Awards.  He is perhaps best known for co-creating, along with William F. Broyles Jr., China Beach, the critically acclaimed ABC-TV drama series about medics and nurses during the Vietnam War, and for his work on the television drama The West Wing. Young has also received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award, and his original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his fifth Humanitas Prize nomination. He is the author of REMAINS: Non-Viewable,Los Angeles Timesbest seller. He has written extensively about American art, which led to his recent memoir Pieces of Glass – An Artoir about the effect art has had on his writing, his screen work, and his life.
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The James M. Stewart ’32 Theater is located on the first floor at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton.

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In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, uncovering their Wall Street backing and incestuous relationship with the regulators and lawmakers charged with overseeing them. Fail State is executive produced by news legend Dan Rather.

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Wed Nov 7, 2018 · 7:00 pm

James M. Stewart ’32 Theater


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