Director: David O. Russell
Writer(s): Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence
Awards: Nominated for 10 Academy Awards; Winner of Golden Globes for Best Comedy/Musical, Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Amy Adams), and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Caught between the con-artists and Feds is Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator, but it’s Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) who could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
“Ambitious even as it studies, exploits and explodes ambition, American Hustle is as good as any American film (in 2013.) It’s also a lot of fun. Don’t miss it.” -Tom Long, Detroit News
“American Hustle is a movie built on that cornerstone of the American Dream, reinvention. If you’re not happy with who you are, or who people think you are, then go ahead and become somebody else. Anything to survive – and thrive.” -Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“American Hustle may have taken its inspiration from the art of the steal, but it has a heart of pure, if slightly tarnished, gold.” -Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Featuring a presentation and talk-back with the Ohio University College of Business’s Dr. Faizul Huq.
Science on Screen℠ is a project of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Coolidge Corner Theater. The Science on Screen program pairs with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging and offer dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.