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Mark Singer, Dark Days, 2000

Dark Days

24 Jan 201416 Feb 2014

★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Guardian

Marc Singer's critically acclaimed documentary Dark Days, a true landmark in originality and storytelling in documentary film, explores the subterranean world of a homeless community that took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City.

Dark Days is a soulful portrait of a homeless community living in the underground train tunnels of New York in the 1990s. Director Marc Singer creates a sympathetic portrait of this underground population, asking them to share their everyday stories of life below ground – finding food, caring for pets, socialising – and in doing so reveals that their daily grind is not dissimilar to ours, allowing viewers to confront poverty on an individual level.

Shot on black and white film, with a crew comprised of the inhabitants of the tunnels and accompanied by musical score from the legendary DJ Shadow, Dark Days endures as one of the defining films of life lived in the margins.

Dark Days Trailer

Director Q&A
Fri 24 Jan, 6.30pm
£12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members
Join us for a special Q&A with director Marc Singer following this screening, hosted by Dave Calhoun (Time Out Film Editor).

Dark Days, dir Mark Singer, US 2000, 94 mins


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