Archive for October, 2009
About 175 people filled the 200 seat room at the Texas Spirit Theater tonight at 6pm. Lot’s of folks from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin thanks to Sandy for helping spread the word. Several former floor traders showed up wearing their old trading jackets, so cool! Electronic traders… investment managers… what a great crowd thanks so much to everyone who turned out. And thanks so much to Lynne at AFF for helping to make this such an amazing experience.
Michael, pictured here with his son, greeted me after the show in the lobby. Michael used to trade on the floor in NYC and had a lot of great insight to share during the Q&A and I was honored that he liked what he had seen. His son shook my hand and thanked me for making the film, he said that he feels he knows his father better now after seeing it. That was the best compliment I could have possibly received.
Great Q&A after the screening.
Former Floor trader, now Austin resident Mark Batemann (TXX) [left] joined Editor Andrew McAllister [center] and director James Allen Smith [right] on stage to help answer questions about the trading floor.
Thanks to all who came out, tonight is our final screening in Austin! Texas Spirit Theater, show starts at 6… get there by 5:15 if you can to secure a seat.