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Overview

For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous conditions and perpetual night. Dark Days explores this surprisingly domestic subterranean world, unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above.

Synopsis

For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous conditions and perpetual night. Dark Days explores this surprisingly domestic subterranean world, unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above. Through stories simultaneously heartbreaking, hilarious, intimate, and off the cuff, tunnel dwellers reveal their reasons for taking refuge and their struggle to survive underground. Filmed in striking black and white with a crew comprised of the tunnel’s inhabitants and scored by legendary turntablist DJ Shadow (Endtroducing…), Dark Days remains a soulful and enduring document of life on the fringe.

Reviews (10)

  • "An astonishing aesthetic triumph" – Sight and Sound Magazine
  • "A remarkable film, and an unmissable rediscovery" 5Time Out London
  • "Forbidding, emotive and captivating. " 5The Telegraph
  • "One of the most courageous and committed pieces of documentary film-making" 5The Times
  • "A tough, compassionate movie" 4The Guardian
  • "A startling and very moving insight into the experiences of a homeless community" 4The Independent
  • "Intimate and warm" 4The Metro
  • "A work at once intimate, irreverent and respectful, from which unforgettable characters emerge" 4The List
  • "A profound film about both a city and a medium in flux" 4Cine Vue
  • " Dark Days endures as one of the defining films of life lived in the margins" – Female First

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Blog Posts

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The Overnighters special screening in the Clapton Round Chapel to open the Homeless Film Festival

November 3rd, 2014

On Saturday evening The Overnighters had a very special screening inside the stunning Round Chapel on Lower Clapton Road in East London, opening the Homeless Film Festival.

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NYC documentaries

October 7th, 2014

With the release of Nas: Time is Illmatic coming up, we asked Team Dogwoof for their favourite NYC documentaries.

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