ICE-Vision and Nourish International present Dark Days (Marc Singer, 2000)
Thursday, November 18 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“If you asked a sampling of middle-class New Yorkers to describe their worst nightmare, more than a few might reply that it would be to find themselves indigent and homeless on the city’s streets. But as Marc Singer’s remarkable documentary film ”Dark Days” illustrates, even the worst nightmare can have descending levels of horror. Most of this unforgettable movie was filmed below the streets of Midtown Manhattan in a dank Amtrak railway tunnel where a colony of around 75 homeless put down roots, some for as long as 25 years, among the rats and the garbage. If any urban setting conjures up an image of the bowels of hell, surely this is it. And ”Dark Days” records it in stark black-and-white pictures that stir the most primal fears of subsisting in a world without light.” -New York Times