MMT the Movie: Coming to a Festival Near You
Long before Covid-19 disrupted everything, a filmmaker named Maren Poitras started following me around the country. She filmed me speaking at conferences, teaching, giving interviews, and going about daily life. She attended the Third International MMT Conference at Stony Brook University in September 2019, where she interviewed many of the world’s top MMT scholars. She also traveled to St. Croix for in-depth conversations with Warren Mosler.
She discovered that MMT flips a lot of conventional wisdom on its head, and she was fascinated by the idea that economists, policymakers, and others might be thinking about things like money, taxes, deficits, and debt the wrong way round. But she didn’t take our word for it. She also sat down with many skeptics and high-profile critics.
The documentary, called Finding the Money, will make its world premier at the Woodstock Film Festival on September 30th.
If you’re interested in seeing the film’s debut, tickets are $20 and on sale now. If you’ve never been to Woodstock, NY, it’s a neat little town with incredible history. I’ll be on hand with other MMT economists (including Randy Wray) for Q&A after the show. When you click on the link, you can choose the Saturday or Sunday screening. I think it defaults to the Saturday option, so be careful to select the other screening if you want to come on Sunday. Then click “order tickets.”
Trains are available from NYC to the Rhinecliff station near Woodstock (arrives 10:30am or 12pm) and buses are available from NYC to Woodstock. I hope to see some of you there. If you can’t make it to Woodstock, don’t worry. Finding the Money will be showing from coast to coast, with at least three more festivals in October and November.