Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
Digital Premiere Date2021-03-17
Chris SmithProducer(s) :
Youree Henley, Jon Karmen, Chris Smith
Matthew Modine, Sarah Chaney, Leroy Edwards III, Wallace Langham, Gus Lynch, Ken Weiler
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Everything you’ve heard is true. But you haven’t heard everything. Using real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps, the filmmaker behind Fyre brings you Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged. Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.