PREVIEW: Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket), Sarah Chaney (Reset), Leroy Edwards III (Up Against the 8 Ball), Ken Weiler (Shrink)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Chris Smith (Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened), director; Jon Karmen (film debut), writer, producer, editor; Leopold Ross (A Million Little Pieces), Nick Chuba (Threshold) and Atticus Ross (The Social Network), composers; Britton Foster (The Legend of Cocaine Island), cinematographer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

An in-depth examination of the scandal involving wealthy families that cheated and bribed their way into getting their kids accepted to high-end colleges, using a blend of real-life footage and dramatic re-enactments of real phone conversations recorded by the FBI…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Documentarian Chris Smith – the guy behind the much-buzzed 2019 film about the infamous Fyre Festival – is back with a film that covers one of the most embarrassing scandals to emerge in recent years, combining documentary footage with dramatized segments featuring actors like Matthew Modine to present a shocking and entertaining exposé.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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