Official Trailer for Anthology Documentary of 'Freakonomics'
Magnolia has debuted an official trailer on Apple for Freakonomics, the anthology documentary version of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's popular economics book. They recruited a team of some of the best documentary filmmakers - Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) - to each delve into one of the different economically wild topics the book covers. I've heard some mixed things about the doc, but this trailer looks good. Check it out and let us know what you think?
Watch the official trailer for the documentary adaptation of Freakonomics:
You can also watch the official Freakonomics trailer in High Definition on Apple
Freakonomics is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name, written by economist Steven Levitt and NY Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner, which combines pop culture and economics for educational and entertaining results. Jarecki focuses on explaining a drop in crime rates in the early 90's, while Spurlock looks at the socioeconomic patterns and repercussions of baby names. Meanwhile, Grady & Ewing look at results of underachieving students getting cash to excel and Gibney dives into shady dealings of the Sumo wrestling world. Gordon directs the segments that link these together. Arrives in theaters on October 1st.