Friday, July 20, 2018
Greenfield follows her 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles with this extraordinary visual history of the ever-growing national obsession with wealth. Photographic journey, memoir, and essay all at once, Generation Wealth bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the human costs of late-stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed. Using riveting first-person interviews, Greenfield starts in Los Angeles and spreads across America and beyond, as she documents how we export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe. A Magnolia Pictures release.