UKJF: Generation Wealth

Cinema

Directed by Lauren Greenfield| 2018 | USA |With Lauren Greenfield, Bret Easton Ellis, Sheldon Greenfield| 106mins | Certificate 18

Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost.

For 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, she offers a meditation on her extensive body of work. It’s a postcard from the edge of the American Empire, and a snapshot of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture.

Exploring the modern world’s unyielding aspiration for wealth, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late-stage capitalism, narcissism and greed. From her earliest photo studies of the seemingly privileged lives of Los Angeles high-school students, to her look at the pitfalls of extreme wealth in The Queen Of Versailles, Greenfield’s work becomes a cautionary tale about our insatiable desire for more.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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