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      Secret Mall Apartment

      2024 1h 31m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 15 Reviews In 2003, eight Rhode Islanders created a secret apartment inside the busy Providence Place Mall and kept it going for four years, filming everything along the way. Far more than just a wild prank, the secret mall apartment became an incredibly meaningful act for all the participants, at once an act of defiance against local gentrification, a boundary-pushing work of public/private art, and a 750 square foot space that sticks it to the man. Read More Read Less

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      Michael Nordine Variety A thoughtful celebration of the DIY artistry behind that experiment, but only a so-so investigation of it. Mar 20, 2024 Full Review Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com The whole thing sometimes feels a bit underdeveloped thematically, but it definitely conveys that the existence of the Secret Mall Apartment led to the kind of environment where creatives inspire other creatives to be their best selves. Mar 16, 2024 Full Review Naina Srivastava Austin Chronicle At its core, the film offers unique insights into gentrification, consumerism, and the impermanence of art. Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Peter Keough Arts Fuse Tthe secret apartment also possessed a deeper, ambiguous, Borgesian kind of subversiveness, a meta-mirror of the insatiable consumerist culture that it gleefully inhabited. And this makes the film’s coda all the more satisfying... May 3, 2024 Full Review Alex Hudson Exclaim! There's an outrageous audacity to the project that makes it admirable in an inane sort of way. Rated: 7/10 Apr 25, 2024 Full Review Brian Farvour The Playlist If the aim was to assemble a time capsule, a gift for all those involved and those curious about how it was possible to inhabit a secret mall apartment once, it’s an irrefutable victory. Rated: B Apr 9, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 2003, eight Rhode Islanders created a secret apartment inside the busy Providence Place Mall and kept it going for four years, filming everything along the way. Far more than just a wild prank, the secret mall apartment became an incredibly meaningful act for all the participants, at once an act of defiance against local gentrification, a boundary-pushing work of public/private art, and a 750 square foot space that sticks it to the man.
      Director
      Jeremy Workman
      Producer
      Jeremy Workman
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 31m