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has anyone seen dark days? it's a documentary about homeless people living in the nyc subway tunnels...<br><br><br><br>
it's excellent... and dj shadow's music is perfect...<br><br><br><br>
the story of how it was made is even more interesting than the documentary subject matter... there used to be a really cool website with lots of details at <a href="http://www.darkdays.com" target="_blank">http://www.darkdays.com</a>, but i just went there and the site is no longer up...<br><br><br><br>
i highly recommend this film, if you haven't seen it, find the dvd and watch *everything* on it, watch all of the extra stuff....<br><br><br><br>
this sometimes comes on sundance channel but unfortunately they aren't showing it anytime soon....<br><br><br><br>
description from sundancechannel.com:<br><br><br><br><b>Dark Days</b><br><br><i>Directed By Marc Singer<br><br>
Year: 2000<br><br>
94 MINS, B&W<br><br>
Appeared at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival</i><br><br><br><br>
For two years British documentary filmmaker Marc Singer carried his cameras into an intricate underworld of tunnels lying beneath Manhattan's Penn Station. Here he befriended and interviewed a community of nearly 75 New Yorkers who had made these tunnels their home. Among the rats, garbage and the sound of rumbling trains overhead, these intrepid homesteaders raised pets, cooked meals, decorated and furnished their improvised rooms. Notable for its honesty and avoidance of easy sentimentality, DARK DAYS was honored with three awards at the Sundance Film Festival (including the Audience Award for Documentary) as well as Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.<br><br><br><br><br><br><i>Producer: Marc Singer<br><br>
Cinematographer: Marc Singer<br><br>
Editor: Melissa Niedich<br><br>
Music: DJ Shadow</i>
 

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I haven't seen it and don't get the Sundance Channel.<br><br><br><br>
But it is listed on the IMDB here:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://amazon.imdb.com/Title/ASIN=B00005NSY6?0235327" target="_blank">http://amazon.imdb.com/Title/ASIN=B00005NSY6?0235327</a><br><br><br><br>
It is also available for purchase at Amazon.com
 

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joe: thanks for posting that link to imdb...<br><br><br><br>
mushroom: please let me know what you think when you see it!<br><br><br><br>
~elizabeth
 

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They had a piece about 'Dark Days' on M2 (a music show) on Friday night here.<br><br><br><br>
It looks real interesting, especially how some of the homeless being videoed actually became documentary staff.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully, it should appear on the shelves of the local video store sometime in the near future. I intend to keep an eye out for it.
 

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oh i'm so glad to hear that it got some publicity on m2! wish i had seen that!!! that's soo cool...<br><br><br><br>
yeah that is why the extra stuff on the dvd is better than the documentary itself, b/c it shows the homeless people taking an active role in making the film and how it positively impacted their lives... it was really remarkable to see them all pull together and work so hard.<br><br><br><br>
i am not too optimistic about it appearing in local video stores, but i would be thrilled to see that happen... maybe if you request that they stock it they will? can't hurt to ask, they can only say no...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by aesuan</i><br><br><b>oh i'm so glad to hear that it got some publicity on m2! wish i had seen that!!! that's soo cool...</b></div>
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I think you would have missed it, as it is shown here in Aotearoa New Zealand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
and my apologies it was on another music programme 'Space' that preceeded 'M2'
 

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hahaha oh... ok.... thanks for clearing that up, i thought you meant the mtv channel, m2...<br><br><br><br>
~elizabeth
 
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