About the film
capitalism materialism consumerism late stage capitalism
Release Date: July 20, 2018
|Slogan||:||«The American dream just keeps getting more expensive.»|
|Production Companies||:||Candescent Films, Cinereach, Amazon Studios, Evergreen Pictures, Artemis Rising, JustFilms / Ford Foundation|
|Producers||:||Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield, Lilly Hartley, Jeffrey Tarrant, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Wallis Annenberg|
Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield's documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, Greenfield offers a meditation on her extensive body of work, structuring it through the lens of materialism and its increasing sway on culture and society in America and throughout the world. Underscoring the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots, her portraits reveal a focus on cultivating image over substance, where subjects unable to attain actual wealth instead settle for its trappings, no matter their ability to pay for it.