"HOMME LESS" BY THOMAS WIRTHENSOHN
WEDNESDAY SEP 02, 07:30 PM
directed by Thomas Wirthensohn
The screening is followed by a Q&A with the director.
Mark’s life stands as a metaphor for the struggle of the vanishing middle class in America. But it’s also a film about the relationship between New York City and one of its residents. New York is not simply a beautiful backdrop for this story. She’s the antagonist that dictates the direction Mark’s life is going in. The joy and pain, the love and hate, the success and denial New York is teasing him with, the hardship he is going through in order to stay in her grace and the inventiveness he comes up with to be with her are all unique.
Mark walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire, wearing designer suits and expensive leather shoes. He seems to be well off, and works in the prestigious fashion and movie business. He is eloquent, charming and good looking, and obviously has a lot going for him. But while during the day he pursues a ‘normal’ life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare.
Thomas Wirthensohn was born and raised in Austria, Thomas traveled the world as a successful fashion model but it wasn’t until he stepped behind the camera that he found his true passion. Now based out of New York, Thomas captures the faces and places that inspire him most with a documentarian’s eye. As a photographer, director/cinematographer and video editor, his unique style supports brands to better tell their stories. His clients include Pierre Cardin, Instyle Magazine, New York City Ballet, Facebook Inc. and The International Culinary Center. Recently, Thomas founded Schatzi Productions, a one-stop production company for all of his creative ventures.