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MIPTV Picks 2015: Homme Less

Has Mark Reay rejected the American dream, or does he have a different view of what that dream is?
April 1, 2015


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?

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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