Jasper Mall Movie Poster

Jasper Mall

Jasper Mall (2020)

“Jasper Mall chronicles a year in the life of a dying shopping mall, its patrons, and its tenants. There’s no denying retro malls are having a moment. Between the setting of the new season of “Stranger Things” and the countless videos of dead mall tours gathering millions of plays on YouTube, the mystique of the “mall” is everywhere. “Jasper Mall” peels back the curtain on this nostalgic reflection to show the reality of the American mall, complete with shuttering stores, elderly mall-walkers, an optimistic mall manager, a series of community events designed to increase foot traffic, muzak echoing through empty corridors, and the constant threat of impending closure that hovers over so many malls in the 21st century. It’s a community on the brink of disappearance, and yet around every corner, there exists a strange beauty and a new kind of Americana that reflects the unique, touching, and frequently hilarious realities of the shopping mall in the internet age.”YouTube Movies

Jasper Mall Movie Poster
District’s Grade:B
District’s Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:People, Life, Industry, Nostalgia
Run Time:85 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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“With nostalgia for retro shopping malls at an all time high, “Jasper Mall” peels back the curtain to show the reality of the dying American mall and the individuals at the center of this rapidly changing culture”Window Pictures

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The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:Best Alabama Film Award (Sidewalk Film Fest), Alan Hunter Best Alabama Film (Sidewalk Film Fest)
Where To StreamYouTube($), AmazonPrime($),Vudu, tubiTV, Hoopla($)
Director:Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
Studio/Distributor:Window Pictures
Where To Stream sections are based on the films location at the time of the article’s published date. Some films may no longer be available on certain streaming services.

Jasper Mall

2020
85 Minutes
Niche
Final Grade: B
Now Streaming On: YouTube($), AmazonPrime($),Vudu, tubiTV, Hoopla($)

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