Partners: Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing
Length: 1 x 60 minutes; 1 x 90 minutes
Premiered: August 2014 (DOC NYC)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S.
Mark Reay seems to be living the good life; rakish and suave, ensconced in Manhattan’s glittering fashion world as a photographer and a former model. Yet when the shoots and parties wrap, while others in that scene may retire to skyscraper apartments (with sky-high rents), Mark ascends to the rooftop of a friend’s building to sleep. Reay can be seen as a symbol of a vanishing middle class, or as someone who stubbornly refuses to abandon his addiction to the bright lights of the big city. Has he rejected the American dream, or does he have a different view of what that dream is?
- SXSW ’17