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New Orleans Film Society

Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest

USA 21 min.

Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor
Alex Mallis


Screens with Terra Blight.

An aging Brooklyn artist, his young assistant, and blind friend arrive by rusted retro car; a Puerto Rican woman and her teenage grandson arrive on foot, lead by a rattling grocery cart; a hyperactive twenty-something and his stoned companion leave a Bushwick loft to navigate the subway. Familiar faces and converging philosophies meet to take what others deem unworthy of consumption. Three New Yorkers embark on an intimate journey through the culture of dumpster diving, illuminating a practice as old as agriculture.