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How Adam McKay brought unity to Congress for one night with 'Big Short' screening

How Adam McKay brought unity to Congress for one night with 'Big Short' screening

Filmmaker Adam McKay had just finished introducing his Oscar-nominated movie "The Big Short" at a special screening in the Congressional Auditorium on Wednesday night and he figured he'd stick around, stand in the shadows and see how the film would play for the bipartisan audience of assembled politicians.

"Here's the moment I knew we had a different crowd," McKay said by phone, driving back to his hotel. "When Steve Carell says the line, 'Who gets away with treating their clients like [garbage] and still does well?' Beat. 'Oh, besides Goldman Sachs?' And the whole room roared bigger than I've heard any crowd laugh with this movie."

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