Directed by Marc Singer • 2000 • United States
For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous conditions and perpetual night. Marc Singer’s acclaimed documentary explores this surprisingly domestic subterranean world, unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above. Through stories simultaneously heartbreaking, hilarious, intimate, and off-the-cuff, tunnel dwellers reveal their reasons for taking refuge underground and their struggles to survive there. Filmed in striking black and white with a crew comprised of the tunnel’s inhabitants, and scored by legendary turntablist DJ Shadow, DARK DAYS is a haunting and soulful record of invisible lives.