Dark days

Call Number

  • DVD 305.5692 D219 (CEN)

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In English, with optional English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Publication Information

[New York] : Oscilloscope Pictures, [2011]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (84 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous conditions and perpetual night. This documentary explores the surprisingly domestic subterranean world, unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above. Through stories simultaneously heartbreaking, hilarious, intimate, and off the cuff, tunnel dwellers reveal their reasons for taking refuge and their struggle to survive underground.


Title from container.

Originally produced as a documentary in 2000.

Bonus features: audio commentary with director Marc Singer ; deleted scenes ; "The making of 'Dark days'" (2000) ; "The tunnel today" ; "Fragile dwelling" photo essay ; "'Dark days' design" ; "Life after the tunnel" ; introduction with former Mayor David Dinkins and Q&A with Singer and Executive Director of Coalition for the Homeless Mary E. Brosnahan at the Maysles Cinema in 2011 ; original theatrical trailer.


  • Disc one: main feature
  • Disc two: extra features.

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