If you're in Chicago, you might be able to catch the last night of a week premier of Floored tonight, a movie about the near extinction of Chicago pit trading. The movie takes a look at the personalities behind trading and how electronic trading changed their world. I haven't seen the movie, but the trailer looks captivating.
A Barron's column, by Steven M. Sears, describes it as: His camera captures lots of broken men. Some are deformed by the pursuit of money; others struggle to reinvent themselves since computers do what they did cheaper, faster and better. The successful floor traders are magnetic. They're overgrown kids with money, brains and a pathological need to release stress."A site promoting the movie describes it as: "Traders may not have degrees, but they've got guts, and penchant for excess. But like many aspects of our economy, technology is changing their business, and these eccentric pit denizens aren't the type to take kindly to new tricks."
See for yourself. Check out the trailer below or follow Floored on Twitter to see if and when it will be coming to a big screen near you.