SFFL 2018: Generation Wealth

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Starring: Tiffany Masters, Florian Homm, Jacqueline Siegel
Duration: 106 min


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.

From her earliest photo studies of the seemingly privileged lives of Los Angeles high-school students, through her look at the pitfalls of extreme wealth in The Queen of Versailles (U.S. Documentary Directing Award, 2012 Sundance Film Festival), to more recent images of conspicuous consumption in Russia and China, Greenfield’s work becomes a cautionary morality tale about our unquenchable desire for more.

Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has travelled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has travelled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

We're delighted to be selling copies of the book, Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth at Sundance Film Festival: London for the discounted rate of £39.95 (RRP £59.95). Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has travelled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Director Lauren Greenfield is expected to be in attendance.




Club and Group screenings

Sat 2nd Jun 20.15 Sundance Film Festival: London.
Sat 2nd Jun 20.30 Sundance Film Festival: London.
Sun 3rd Jun 11.45 Sundance Film Festival: London.



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