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Genre: Documentary
Synopsis

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures aportrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture and our growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Greenfield has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film - we hear the stories of students, single parents, and families overwhelmed by crushing debt, yet determined to purchase luxury houses, cars, and clothing. We visit the homes and observe the rituals of the international elite, from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China. We gain intimate access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth and then lost “big” during the global economic crash of 2008. And we encounter the A-list celebrities we follow on reality TV and social media, the same influencers who shape our consumer desires and sense of self. Provoking serious reflection, Generation Wealth is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Director
Lauren Greenfield
Filmography
  • Thin (doc, 2006)
  • The Queen of Versailles (doc, 2012)
  • Generation Wealth (doc, 2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
031307
Screening code: 031307
Fri, 23.11.2018
7:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
081306
Screening code: 081306
Sat, 01.12.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
161307
Screening code: 161307
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 106 minutes
Language: English
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Producers: Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield, Wallis Annenberg
DOPs: Robert Chappell, Lauren Greenfield, Shana Hagan, Jerry Risius, Lars Skree
Montage: Aaron Wickenden, Michelle Witten, Victor Livingston, Dan Marks
Composer: Jeff Beal
Productions: Evergreen Pictures, Amazon Studios
Festivals: Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, Adelaide
Synopsis

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures aportrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture and our growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Greenfield has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film - we hear the stories of students, single parents, and families overwhelmed by crushing debt, yet determined to purchase luxury houses, cars, and clothing. We visit the homes and observe the rituals of the international elite, from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China. We gain intimate access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth and then lost “big” during the global economic crash of 2008. And we encounter the A-list celebrities we follow on reality TV and social media, the same influencers who shape our consumer desires and sense of self. Provoking serious reflection, Generation Wealth is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Director
Lauren Greenfield
Filmography
  • Thin (doc, 2006)
  • The Queen of Versailles (doc, 2012)
  • Generation Wealth (doc, 2018)