New Hampshire Premiere
Cinemagic, Merrimack, NH
SPECIAL GUEST: Jordan Melamed
Director: Jordan Melamed
Documentary, 2016, USA
Set against the last days of trading in the legendary Chicago pits, Futures Past captures the power struggle between filmmaker Jordan Melamed and his father, Leo Melamed, Holocaust survivor and kingpin of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. What begins as a documentary of the end of an era becomes a deeply personal exploration by a son returning to the kill or be killed world he was raised in.
One of the best films Ive seen this year by far. Richard Roeper, Fox 32 Chicago
Its in his conversations and confrontations with Leo that Jordan strikes documentary-film gold. Both of them articulate, conflict-hungry men with personal scores to settle, which they proceed to chew over on camera for our delectation. Hollywood Report