Monday, March 30, 2009
TWILIGHT BECOMES NIGHT
A documentary film
By Virginie-Alvine Perrette
Produced by 2 Spot Digital
NEIGHBORHOOD STORES SAVE US. THE TIME HAS COME TO SAVE THEM.
“It is possible to watch the sky from morning to midnight … without ever being able to put your finger on the precise point where a qualitative change takes place; no one can say, “It is exactly here that twilight becomes night …” - The End of the Road, John Barth
Each time a neighborhood shop closes its doors for good, something vital is lost forever. Twilight Becomes Night examines the pivotal role of neighborhood stores in our individual lives, our communities, and in our society as a whole. Using the streets and shops of New York City as a backdrop, the film moves beyond nostalgic regret to reveal a high-stakes transformation and its potential to affect us all.
Twilight Becomes Night is an intimate and emotional portrait of the struggle of small businesses today. It also explores the issues that are threatening neighborhood stores - the large chains, high rents, and public policy, among others. And yet, in the end, it reminds us of the power of individual commitment and community activism in preserving local business. You can save your neighborhood store. Twilight Becomes Night warns: Don’t wait until it’s too late.