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Paul Allen wants to show you movies about the economy tonight on Capitol Hill — for free

(Image: We the Economy)

(Image: We the Economy)

Capitol Hill’s only remaining chain movie theater and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions — yes, he makes movies, too — are teaming up for a free screening Monday night of a new short film collection about making money in America and the state of the nation’s economy. Produced by Allen’s film company and Morgan Spurlock, short film collection We the Economy screens for free at E Roy’s Landmark Harvard Exit and in brick and mortar theaters across the country Monday night, October 20th, before being released — also for free — as an online series. You can reserve your ticket for Monday’s 7 PM showing or hope to grab one at the box office at 807 E Roy.

WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

Watch the films at on October 21, 2014

Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it?

Award-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought-provoking short film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music, dance, documentary, and scripted films.

The full lineup of WE THE ECONOMY directors are: Ramin Bahrani, Bob Balaban, Joe Berlinger, Jon M. Chu, Marshall Curry, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Adrian Grenier, Catherine Hardwicke, Mary Harron, Chris Henchy, Lee Hirsch, Albert Hughes, Steve James, Barbara Kopple, Shola Lynch, Adam McKay, Jehane Noujaim, James Schamus, Morgan Spurlock, Miao Wang, and Jessica Yu.

The participating WE THE ECONOMY economic advisors are: Dean Baker, Yoram Bauman, Jodi Beggs, Adam Davidson, John Steele Gordon, Neil Irwin, Greg Ip, Markus Koch, Annalyn Kurtz, and Diane Lim.

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