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Woodstock Institute will host the Chicago premiere of the new documentary Maxed Out
which exposes the absurdities and contradications of the modern
financial system and how they have contributed the record level of
household debt.  The premiere, hosted by Chicago Public Radio’s Steve
Edwards of “Eight Forty-Eight,” will include a panel of national
experts on the debt crisis, including Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America author
Barbara Ehrenreich and director James Scurlock.  Local organizations
will also be on hand to discuss what they are doing to help put working
families’ finances back on track.