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January 6–12, 2016

Banking on Bitcoin

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Film still: Banking on Bitcoin


Chicago Premiere

Banking on Bitcoin follows the ideological battle underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty as well as the financial status quo and after years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, including the wrath of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet, after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy. Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the Internet, and this documentary about this fascinating and divisive subject of the alternate worldwide currency, shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.

Directed by Christopher Cannucciari, U.S.A., 2016, 90 mins.


  • Fri.–Sat., Jan. 6–7 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
  • Sun., Jan. 8 at 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Jan. 9–12 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation