An aging Brooklyn artist, his young assistant, and a blind friend arrive by rusted retro car; a Puerto Rican woman and her teenage grandson arrive on foot with a rattling grocery cart; and a hyperactive twenty-something and his stoned companion leave a Bushwick loft to navigate via subway. In “Spoils,” three New Yorkers embark on an intimate journey through the culture of dumpster diving, illuminating a practice as old as agriculture.
Alex Mallis is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His films have screened in various festivals and some have won awards and stuff. Alex is an active member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and Meerkat Media Collective. Follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.