Saturday, November 18, 2017

A double dose of 'Generation Wealth'

A two-week series is underway at the Anthology Film Archives on Second Street and Second Avenue titled "Generation Wealth." Here's more about it:

Continuing our ongoing collaboration with the International Center of Photography, Anthology hosts a film series in conjunction with the ICP’s latest exhibition, “GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield.” Using photography, oral history, and film to examine the pervasive influence of money, status, and celebrity in America and abroad, Lauren Greenfield explores the ways in which the pursuit of wealth, and its material trappings and elusive promises of happiness, has evolved since the late 1990s.

Weaving together stories about affluence, beauty, body image, competition, corruption, fantasy, and excess, Greenfield’s sweeping project questions the distance between value and commodity in a globalized consumerist culture.

The film series kicked off last evening... upcoming screenings include Mary Harron's "American Psycho," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Robert Bresson's "L'Argent" and Amy Heckerling's "Clueless." Find the full slate of films here.

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