Generation Wealth: Lauren Greenfield’s Docu

Lauren Greenfield’s docu, GENERATION WEALTH, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Fest and plays at SXSW before opening theatrically and on demand in the spring.

For the past 25 years photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with precision and sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments.

After thorough seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture.

Her new film, GENERATION WEALTH, puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society in the world.

Covering 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 is a personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and entertaining expose, detailing the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

Running time: 106 minutes