GENERATION WEALTH with Director Lauren Greenfield

| 2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Wednesday July 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Thursday July 26, 2018 7:30pm


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield will join us for a Q&A on July 25th and 26th.

For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth, she puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

 

About Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield was born in 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Los Angeles; she earned her BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University in 1987. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including ELLEThe GuardianHarper’s BazaarLe MondeMarie ClaireNational GeographicNew York MagazineThe New York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. She is the director of four full-length documentary films, including the Emmy-nominated Thin (2006) and the award-winning Queen of Versailles (2012), and five documentary shorts. Greenfield’s latest feature-length documentary, Wealth: The Influence of Affluence, will be released in the fall of 2017.

"Through her dedication to other people's lives, and with such open-book storytelling of her own, Greenfield is able to make a stunningly deeply resonant documentary about notions as seemingly obvious as the value of love over wealth itself."--Charlie Phillips, The Guardian

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