If you haven’t already, you need to see The Banker.
Inspired by true events, The Banker is the story of Black entrepreneurs Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) who create a business plan to fight for housing desegregation — and equal access to the American Dream for African Americans in 1960’s Los Angeles.
While the movie takes place in the 1960’s, the legacy of redlining, discriminatory lending, and outright racism in housing policy persist today.
That’s why we’re so excited to host a conversation with The Banker director George Nolfi, writers Niceole Levy, Stan Younger, David Lewis Smith, and producer Joel Viertel
This film tells a powerful story about equality, human dignity, and desegregation — as well as the visionaries who fought to undo the legacy of racism in our cities.
Join California YIMBY for a special opportunity to meet the talent behind The Banker, learn about their inspiration for the film, and discuss how the movie connects to our work to reverse historic housing discrimination.