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Generation Wealth

MA15+ Strong themes, sex and nudity. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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“...the culmination of a vast and obsessive body of work that digs into popular culture with an anthropological spade”

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) has travelled the world, documenting a vast range of cultural movements and moments. In hindsight, Greenfield realised that much of her work pointed to one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge.

Simultaneously a personal journey, historical overview and grimly entertaining expose, Generation Wealth bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human and societal costs of unchecked capitalism, narcissism and toxic materialism. 

"Greenfield’s enduring obsession with obsession has uniquely enabled her to explore the great, under-explored paradox of our time: How can such affluence do so little to address our fundamental dissatisfaction as human beings?" Variety Magazine

Purchase your tickets online and go into the draw to win 1 of 5 copies of the glorious companion book GENERATION WEALTH thanks to Phaidon (RRP $110). Book will also be available shortly to purchase from the ACMI Shop

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