What's behind global economic collapses and riots in the streets? "Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged" has the answer.
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
See the documentary movie and participate in a Q&A with the filmmaker and Ayn Rand experts Dr. Harry Binswanger and Dr. John Ridpath.
Reception following film for VIP-level ticket holders only.
Doors open at 5:30, film starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door however it is cash only. If you would like to purchase tickets with a credit card please do so through Eventbrite.
Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America. Atlas depicts an America in crisis, brought to her knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and businessmen with political pull – the ‘looters’ and the ‘moochers’ – who prey on individual achievement. Published over half a century ago, Atlas Shrugged has sold over a million copies.
Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged looks into Rand’s background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.
Chris Mortensen - Producer, Writer & Director
Writer/Director Chris Mortensen is a television producer and documentary filmmaker whose many programs have appeared worldwide. In the U.S. his documentary subjects have ranged from Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, Hermann Goering and John Paul Jones to American Gangsters, the HIV crisis and the Iraq War. From Professional Wrestling to Halle Berry to the Suez Canal, his programs have appeared on Discovery, A&E, History Channel, ESPN, Fox Sports, BET, TV One, et al.
** Hosted by the Toronto Objectivist Association and SIFE Ryerson
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SIFE Ryerson University
SIFE Ryerson University is the Entrepreneurship Course Union for the ENT Students at Ryerson University.
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Ryerson is comprised of like-minded students who are dedicated to running programs such as StartMeUp Ryerson which is SIFE Ryerson’s largest project. SIFE Ryerson is a National Award-winning team, and Ryerson University’s most active student group. We are involved in both local and international projects that allow us to impact both our local community as well as people around the world. We focus on providing others with opportunities to gain hands-on experience and achieve personal and professional success. SIFE Ryerson provides a positive and supportive work environment by fostering entrepreneurship, encouraging creative thinking, and connecting like-minded students.