Scene 1 Mon, Feb 18 6:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:post screening discussion with panelists to be announced!
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Runtime:105 minutes
Director:Lauren Greenfield
Year Released:2018
Production Country:USA


Free screening! Tickets distributed at the FilmScene box office one hour prior to showtime, and on a first come, first served basis.
Presented in partnership with the University of Iowa's Theme Semester "American Dream".

"Greenfield binds the film's far-flung concerns before coming to rest on a spot she's been aiming at all along: love matters more than money." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"Precise, eye-opening, and absolutely chilling." - Kate Erbland, Indiewire

OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival

From Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles), Generation Wealth is an extraordinary visual history of our growing obsession with wealth. Through riveting first-person interviews, Greenfield's journey starts in Los Angeles and spreads across America and beyond, as she documents how we export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe. We embark on this journey with Greenfield as she travels the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences.

Provoking serious reflection, Generation Wealth is not about the rich, but the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.