FAIL STATE documentary exposes the dark story of the rise of predatory for-profit colleges, executive produced by Dan Rather, in theaters November 9

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, "Fail State" investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry.

With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. 

Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, revealing its Wall Street Backing and the lawmakers enabling widespread fraud and abuse in American higher education.

WINNER – Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
WINNER – Jury Prize for Best Historical Feature Documentary
World Premiere - Austin Film Festival
New York Premiere - DOC NYC
Film Festivals - Big Sky, SXSW Edu, Cleveland, Nashville and dozens more

Opens In New York November 9
Maysles Documentary Center Cinema
Showtimes: 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Opens In San Francisco November 9
The Roxie

Nationwide Theatrical Release/Screenings To Follow

Digital Release Via Gravitas Ventures November 9 On iTunes, Other Digital Platforms

National Television Debut On STARZ December 17