Film Screening: Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Saturday, January 5, 1pm
at The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central NE, Albuquerque
$8 / $5 students, seniors, kids

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has traveled 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 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. 

Lauren GreenfieldEmmy-award-winning photographer/filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield, is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender, and consumerism as a result of her monographs (Girl Culture, Fast Forward, THIN, Generation Wealth), and documentariesThe Queen of Versailles won her the Best Documentary Director Award at Sundance Film Festival. Her viral ad #LikeAGirlswept commercial awards, including 14 Cannes Lions 2015, was named 3rd Best Ad of the Decade, and earned Greenfield the #1 director/Most Awarded Director by AdAge, the first woman to top this list. Her latest body of work, Generation Wealth, was released as a monograph (Phaidon Press) on May 2017 to rave reviews.