Director: Lauren Greenfield
Section: World Cinema
Country: United States | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 108 mins
Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Both a personal journey and a historical essay, 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.
Lauren Greenfield is an American documentary filmmaker. From her earliest photo studies on the seemingly privileged lives of Los Angeles high school students to the examination of the pitfalls of extreme wealth in The Queen of Versailles (2012) to more recent images of conspicuous consumption in Russia and China, Greenfield's work is a cautionary morality tale about our unquenchable desire for more.