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2018 is a rough year for the Jasper Mall. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Originally developed by the local Simmons family and Georgia developer George Ewing, the mall is owned by Kohan Retail.

The documentary provides a good picture of the current state of the American middle class.

Then I branched out. Jasper Mall is also available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon. Generally speaking, in-person retail is irrevocably damaged. Since "Jasper Mall" was filmed in 2018 and 2019, more stores have continued to close in the shopping mall; however, some longtime tenants remain, as well as the mall's anchor store, Belk. More businesses leave — including the Subway, which means McClelland has to find a new food vendor to service customers and tenants. Administrator of Midwest Film Journal.

[13], Interior view of Jasper Mall, December 2016, "Four businesses announce closures in Jasper", "Sharp lands retail tenants for Jasper, Northport", "Sharp Realty plans Jasper Mall expansion", http://www.businessinsider.com/list-of-sears-and-kmart-stores-closing-2016-12, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/03/17/jcpenney-store-closure-list-j-c-penney/99298728, "Slamdance 2020: Documentary JASPER MALL Gets a Teaser Trailer", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jasper_Mall&oldid=938155203, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 January 2020, at 13:12. Jewelers, florists, collectible sellers. He helps find unique solutions to the low attendance like a parking lot carnival, church sermons in the larger public spaces and the encouragement of mall walkers and retiree recreation. A documentary that explores a year in the lives of four kids from rural Texas as they raise animals to show at a local county fair. Jasper is located about 40 miles outside Birmingham, Alabama. Previously a staff writer for TheFilmYap.com, Evan has been writing film criticism in the Indianapolis area for over half a decade.

It’s effective, empathetic storytelling that elevates the subject matter.

Jasper is located about 40 miles outside Birmingham, Alabama. Many of them hate living in Jasper and want to spread their wings elsewhere. "I think you would be disappointed if you believed the mall … Narrowsburg tells the stranger-than-fiction story of a French film producer and her mafioso-turned-actor husband who attempt to turn a tiny town into the "Sundance of the East.". Use the HTML below. With the pandemic, mall culture seems to have been dealt a death blow. Jasper Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Jasper, Alabama, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of Birmingham.[2]. O'Mary said he is concerned about Jasper Mall and believes it was purchased months ago with an intent to resale. Unlike many “Dead Mall” videos, Jasper Mall mixes the wistfulness of times past with human portraits of the people who keep the mall alive. We’re not only looking back at the fall of the shopping mall, but the obliteration of retail worker culture — of the hard work of men like McClelland and the people who worked in small storefronts scraping by in areas of the country destroyed by economic decline for decades. The main character is Mike McClelland, the mall’s jack-of-all-trades superintendent who keeps it running smoothly.

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On January 24, 2020, Jasper Mall, a documentary feature film billed as "a year in the life of a dying shopping mall, its patrons, and its tenants" premiered at Slamdance Film Festival. View production, box office, & company info.

A year in the life of a dying shopping mall. In a past life, McClelland was a private zoo operator (think Tiger King, but not totally insane). The documentary was filmed over the course of 2018 as the mall tried to rebrand and recover from the loss.

Thomason and Whitcomb capture 2018 through the perspective of several local characters: a shop owner whose flower shop is on its last legs; a teenage girl going through the throes of first love; and a retiree in ailing health who enjoys games of dominoes at the mall with his buddies all feature heavily. The narrator tells the history of a mall, such as when the chain stores left, and notable events while pointing the camera at kitschy architectural elements or closed arcades. Jasper Mall is available on all streaming platforms. [4][5], Sharp Development Group, led by Sam Sharp,[6] purchased the mall from Jasper Mall Associates in 1996. Although the filmmakers can't say for sure how many patrons visited Jasper Mall … Jasper Mall opened in August 1981. Private stores relocate or owners retire. At first, Jasper Mall seems like a feature-length exercise in “Dead Mall” discovery, but it turns out directors Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb have a little more narrative finesse up their sleeves.

The 350,000-square foot mall was designed to hold about 35 or so stores. EDIT: (pre-tl;dr - please seek out and support this excellent lil film!!!) Marshalltown Mall Marshalltown, Iowa Marshalltown Mall Marshalltown, Iowa. Now it feels like a broader eulogy. “Dead Mall” videos usually feature one or two hosts who travel around the country visiting new locations. To stem the bleeding. The landscape is ever-shifting, and never in the direction of mall culture’s former glory.. Mall-store employees who appear in the documentary early and apparently leave for better opportunities later discuss the quiet dignities and indignities of retail work. Review by Johann Rucker ★★★★½ . It owns around 100 malls, predominately in the US southeast and midwest.

[10], On December 28, 2016, Sears Holdings announced that Kmart would be closing as part of a plan to close 30 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide The store closed in March 2017.[11]. He is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. Newly developed boutique malls closer to wealthy suburban enclaves made financial woes worse. It currently is approximately 350,000 square feet (33,000 m ) in size, and includes one anchor and about 35 smaller stores. But, he mentions, the mall where his wife works a few hours away will be closing its J.C. Penney, too, despite strong sales performance.

Add the first question. McClelland does his best to attract new tenants but explains the challenges of convincing a potential big name (like Victoria’s Secret) to come into a mall where stores keep closing down and leaving town. Title: But in a place where "you either get knocked up or locked up," innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.

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The prepackaged financial plan ensures $150 million in funding to "recapitalize the business and extend the company's debt maturity schedule," it said in a statement. An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America. Some malls are worse off than others or offer a different level of access. An exploration of the life and innovations of composer and electronic-music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.

The local paper has reported that it is unusual for a mall to have Kmart as an anchor.

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A few months back, I spent a good couple of days watching them while working, curious about my own local spots at Lafayette and Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis. At first, Jasper Mall seems like a feature-length exercise in “Dead Mall” discovery, but it turns out directors Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb have a little more narrative finesse up their sleeves. So much is gone now, and in ways unimagined just months ago. Anchor JCPenney moved from downtown to the mall when it opened. I realize how silly it's gonna sound, but I have one particular mall that is very close to my heart. A year in the life of a dying shopping mall. A look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called 'The Roaring 20s'. He also reviews Oreos.

Directed by Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb. According to an Internet search, Kohan Retail Investment Group owns the mall property. As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. The mall’s economic situation continues to deteriorate, and McClelland mentions optimistically the owner might have work for him at another location if this falls through.

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