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.
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.
- "An astonishing aesthetic triumph" – Sight and Sound Magazine
- "A remarkable film, and an unmissable rediscovery" Time Out London –
- "Forbidding, emotive and captivating. " The Telegraph –
- "One of the most courageous and committed pieces of documentary film-making" The Times –
- "A tough, compassionate movie" The Guardian –
- "A startling and very moving insight into the experiences of a homeless community" The Independent –
- "Intimate and warm" The Metro –
- "A work at once intimate, irreverent and respectful, from which unforgettable characters emerge" The List –
- "A profound film about both a city and a medium in flux" Cine Vue –
- " Dark Days endures as one of the defining films of life lived in the margins" – Female First
- Dark Days: going underground with New York's tunnel-dwellers — The Guardian
- Outlook talk to Marc Singer — BBC World Service
- Marc Singer talks Dark Days sleeping rough in New York City — Grolsch Film Works
- Marc Singer interview — Fade to Black
- Dark Days: Marc Singer interview — Port Magazine
- The HeyUGuys Interview: Marc Singer talks Dark Days — HeyuGuyse
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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.