Secret Mall Apartment

In 2003, eight Rhode Islanders created a secret apartment inside the Providence Place Mall and lived in it for four years, filming everything along the way. They snuck in furniture, tapped into the mall’s electricity, and even constructed a wall, smuggling in over 2 tons of cinderblock. Far more than just a wild prank, the secret apartment became a deeply meaningful place for its inhabitants – a personal expression of defiance against local gentrification, a clubhouse to coordinate artistic charity, and finally, a 750 square foot "F you" to The Man. From Jeremy Workman, whose "Lily Topples The World" won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2021 and from Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg.

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Film Screenings

Mar 8, 2024
9:45pm11:16pm
Mar 8, 2024
10:15pm11:46pm
Mar 10, 2024
10:45pm12:16am
Mar 16, 2024
11:00am12:31pm

Credits

Director:

Jeremy Workman

Executive Producer:

Jesse Eisenberg, Allen Altman, Cathie Altman, Marnie Black, Scott Black, Peter Haberman, Lance Hoffman, Matthew Spain, Ivan Williams, Amy Zelnick, Brad Zelnick

Producer:

Jeremy Workman

Cinematographer:

Michael Lisnet, Jeremy Workman, Dan Kennedy

Editor:

Paul Murphy, Jeremy Workman

Production Designer:

Suja Ono

Sound Designer:

Allison Casey

Music:

Clare and Olivier Manchon

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Jeremy Workman
Wheelhouse Creative
jeremy@wheelhousenyc.com
917 399 5900

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers
sdesrochers@mprm.com
323.933.3399

Sales Agent:

Josh Braun
Submarine

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2024
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91 mins