Dark Days

Synopsis: Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this "family." A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads. They scavenge, they've built themselves sturdy one-room shacks; they have pets, cook, chat, argue, give each other haircuts. A bucket is their toilet. Leaky overhead pipes are a source of water for showers. They live in virtual darkness. During the filming, Amtrak gives a 30-day eviction notice.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Marc Singer
Actors: Marc Singer
Production: Picture Farm
  7 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
NOT RATED
Year:
2000
82 min
109 Views


- This stop you from being helpless.

- Oh, yeah.

But if you consider you ain't homeless

once you get down here,

you're not doin'

but throwin' brakes on your life.

Shit. I got real comfortable down here

in this fuckin' dump and shit, man.

Let's face it, man.

I mean, like, down here,

didn't have to pay no bills, no nothin'.

Look at me. I'm shavin' with-

I'm using power right now...

and I ain't even got to pay

the motherfuckin' bills and shit.

I mean, that's part of comfortability

and shit. You know what I'm sayin'?

Turn the TV on, leave the TV on all night.

Ain't gotta worry about paying Con Ed.

You know?

That's fucked up, but that's one reason

how I got so comfortable and shit.

You know?

In the winter time, I don't freeze.

Summer time, I don't burn up.

You know? All they don't got

down here is running water.

And we did have that down here,

believe it or not, at one time.

We had running water.

Of course I got fuckin' comfortable, man.

Got too goddamn comfortable.

That's why I'm really

pissed off at myself, man.

'Cause I, like, lost five, six years

of my motherfuckin' life

being down in this motherfucker.

Man, I'm gettin' ready to

go out and make me some money.

I got to get paid.

Got to make that almighty dollar.

So, what's happenin'?

How you go about doin' that?

I got to do my normal, man.

I got to go out,

try to find me something to sell.

First I got to find out what I got here

from last night.

I got these off of 75th Street.

CDs. You know what I'm sayin'?

I can sell these

to my man on 82nd Street.

And these some good CDs.

Plus I got a couple of books.

You know? Hey, I'm gonna get paid, brother.

You know how us homeless guys do it.

We got to make a dollar.

This my motherfuckin' van here.

That's right. That's my van.

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