Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fate of a Salesman Showing at the Atlas October 10th


I thought people might be interested in an upcoming screening of  Fate of a Salesman at the Atlas (1333 H Street NE). This film tells the story of the people behind a now defunct clothing business on the H Street Corridor. I think it's best expressed by the filmmakers themselves:

Fate of a Salesman is an intimate portrait of a way of life on the verge of disappearing. In its 60th year of business, Men’s Fashion Center in Washington, DC has come to represent identity, legacy and redemption for salesmen Willie and Steve and owner Jerry. But business has crawled to a halt in the face of a tough economy and changing neighborhood, pushing the store to the verge of closure. Set amidst racks of pin-striped suits and feathered hats– the clothing of a bygone era– the men struggle to redefine themselves as the place with which they have long identified begins to vanish.

The screening is from 7-10pm on October 10th. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP online. Here's a brief review from the Washington City Paper. Watch the trailer below.

Fate of a Salesman: TRAILER from Eidolon Films on Vimeo

BTW, here's what happened to some leftover shoes from Men's Fashion Warehouse (I identified the source after posting a photo of the shoes in my alley).

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