Once thriving, a dead mall in upstate New York is now home to a ragtag flea market, living proof that the American Dream is in perpetual decay. Blending vérité with a stylized wit, this ... See full summary »

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Once thriving, a dead mall in upstate New York is now home to a ragtag flea market, living proof that the American Dream is in perpetual decay. Blending vérité with a stylized wit, this heartbreaking portrait raises questions about our disposable culture through the unfiltered lives of its eccentric community. Written by Aaron Hillis

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A Eulogy for Shoppers by Shoppers

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10 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Entertaining and Unusual film
16 March 2007 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

Fish Kill Flea screened at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. It is an entertaining and humorous film about the death of a beloved local flea market in the small town of Fish Kill, NY. This film is the example of how the process of cultural homogenization is killing off local color and local traditions to make room for more carbon copy malls and big box retailers (in this case, a Home Depot). The film is a warm tribute full of quirky and unusual local characters of a small town who make their living selling a little bit of everything. These film is really a warning about what happens when modernity collides with unique local institutions. Usually, the local people lack the wealth, connections, and organization to take on the big corporations and usually they lose. This film serves as an example of the types of communities and institutions that can be lost when that happens. Folks can learn a lot and get a few laughs from Fish Kill Flea.


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