Tribute Jehane Noujaim

In the late 1990s, two high school friends attempt to turn the spark of an idea into a multimillion-dollar company. Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman believe will revolutionize how citizens interface with government agencies: bypassing long lines and rigid hours, users will be able to complete tasks like paying for parking tickets from the comfort of their living rooms. At the film’s opening, Tuzman takes a leap of faith and leaves his job at Goldman Sachs to join the team full-time. We follow him as he traverses the country, pitching the new company and recruiting financiers. As the months pass, the staff grows from a team of eight to over 200 employees, investors clamor to contribute, and the site attracts national media attention, even as competitors nip at their heels. But when passion leads to tension and the dot-com rush gives way to the dot-com bust, can the two friends deliver on their dream?  ST

Q&A following screening


Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim


D A Pennebaker


Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer


Jehane Noujaim

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United States

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107 minutes