National Press Club

Club plans ‘Saving Capitalism’ screening on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The National Press Club plans to screen the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism” at an event on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to introduce the film featuring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and directed by award-winning writer and director Jacob Kornbluth. Admission is free for Club members and credentialed media, and $5 for the general public. Click here for tickets.

Following the screening, Kornbluth is expected to participate in a director’s discussion. A reception featuring a selection of beer and wine and light hors d'oeuvres is also planned.

In “Saving Capitalism," Reich and Kornbluth take a deep dive into America's staggering socio-economic divide and search for solutions.

Reich served as labor secretary during the Clinton administration and is now Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.

Kornbluth is the award-winning director of the documentary film “Inequality for All,” which won the special jury prize for excellence in filmmaking at Sundance 2013. In 2014, he was a producer on the Showtime series about climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously.” His work on that show won an Emmy.