Something that feels more likely in a post-apocalyptic film, Marc Singer's Dark Days is the story of the homeless who live in the bowels of a Manhattan railway station. These men and woman live in utter darkness, with only the sound of the passing trains to accompany them. Marc Singer lived in this environment for two years with them and it's apparent in the amount of trust he has with the various homeless individuals. With Dark Days were are given an rather exhaustive look into the day-to-day existence of these men and woman who don't live by society's rules. Completely told from the point of view of these men and woman, the film is able to capture this society of disenfranchised and discarded humans. As the film progresses, the viewer becomes to realize that most of these people have had massive tragedy occur in their life and the film carries an emotional weight because of the portraits it is able to capture. Shot in a stark, black and white cinematography, Dark Days' is well shot with cinematography that really captures the darkness which these people live in. Dark Days shows the viewer a world they probably never knew existed, it's engrossing from start to finish and features a somewhat surprising ending.
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