Nov 9-13, 2017

Homme Less

Run Time: 87 minutes USA Language: English

Synopsis

 

Mark Reay walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire, wearing designer suits and expensive leather shoes. He seems to be well off, and works in the fashion business. A former model, he is now an active fashion photographer. He is eloquent, charming, and good looking, and obviously has a lot going for him. But while during the day he pursues a ‘normal’ life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare.

Homme Less is about the underbelly of the American Dream, the hidden backyard of our society. But it’s also a film about the relationship between New York City and one of its residents. New York is not simply a beautiful backdrop for this story. It is the antagonist that dictates the direction M’s life is going.

Nonfiction films don’t have to be explicitly character-driven, of course, but director Thomas Wirthensohn’s Homme Less is most definitely that, and it benefits from having as its subject a figure who possesses the holy trinity of traits that most documentarians would desire in any interviewee: candor, introspectiveness and the ability to articulate their feelings and desires…. As an unfussy yet poignant portrait of life on the margins, there are few other movies like it this year.

– Brett Simon, Paste Magazine

Film Details

USA, 2015
Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn
Written by Thomas Wirthensohn
Cinematography by Thomas Wirthensohn
Editing by Josh Cramer
Music by Kyle Eastwood and Matt McGuire
Cast: Mark Reay

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