The Laundromat

Friday, October 11th in Rhinebeck: Q&A and book signing with author Jake Bernstein
Adapted from Jake Bernstein’s non-fiction book, Secrecy World, and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Erin Brockovich, The Limey, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Contagion, Side Effects…), The Laundromat stars Meryl Streep as a widow who finds herself chasing a pair of Panama City law partners who are exploiting the world financial system.

When Ellen Martin’s (Streep) idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, she begins investigating a fake insurance policy and stumbles down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings. In her pursuit of the truth, she uncovers an entire hidden circulatory system flowing beneath the surface of global finance. From China to Mexico to Africa and the Caribbean, The Laundromat shares the true story of a vast network of companies who set up offshore shell organizations to avoid paying billions in taxes. Aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who were paid to look the other way, the network masked the identities of the individuals who benefitted from its activities. Its biggest victims, of course? Ordinary citizens like Ellen. With a stellar cast including Jeffrey Wright, David Schwimmer, Will Forte, Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman, and Sharon Stone, Soderbergh’s latest is stirring up awards buzz before its festival premieres in Venice and Toronto.

(USA / 2019 / Directed by Steven Soderbergh)
R / 1 hr 36 mins.