Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously personal journey and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed.

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Lauren Greenfield



Director: Lauren Greenfield
Executive Producer: Regina K. Scully, Lilly Hartley & Jeffrey Tarrant, Geralyn Dreyfous
Producer: Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield, Wallis Annenberg
Screenwriter: Lauren Greenfield
Cinematographer: Robert Chappell, Lauren Greenfield, Shana Hagan, Jerry Risius, s Skree
Editor: Aaron Wickenden, ACE, Michelle Witten, Victor Livingston, Dan Marks
Music: Jeff Beal


Magnolia Pictures
Publicity Contact
Danielle McCarthy-Boles
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English, Mandarin, Russian, Icelandic
Runtime: 106:00 mins