• Still from Open Outcry

    Still from Open Outcry

The Film

In the securities markets, virtually everything is now automated as we increasingly trade online. But the legendary, hyper-charged sense of danger and controlled chaos of the trading pits survive at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. There, traders still scream "buy" and "sell" orders in a frenzied system known as "open outcry." This documentary captures the language and atmosphere of what may be the last gasp of a centuries-old ritual.

The Filmmakers

  1. Jon ElseProducer
  2. Bonni CohenProducer