Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Malls R Us

the US premier of an intriguing documentary about the shopping mall called Malls R Us will screening at Canadian Front (the MoMA's annual film series showcasing Canadian cinema talent) on March 21st and 23rd:

Combining nostalgia, dazzling architecture, pop culture, economics and politics, Malls R Us examines North America's most popular and profitable suburban destination-the enclosed shopping center. The filmmakers traveled from North America, where the shopping mall originated, to recent examples in Poland, Japan, India, and Dubai. Along the way they encounter "dead mall" bloggers and anti-mall activists, as well as proponents like legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, who sees the mall as the modern Main Street of small-town America.
was intrigued enough with the music in the preview (below): Air "Biological" followed by Bran Van 3000 "Go Shopping" (off the Y Tu Mama Tambien soundtrack). respect.

Screenings @ MoMA: Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and Monday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: MoMA Ticketing information

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