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Fate of a Salesman

A film by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran

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Emmy-nominee 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, D.C. 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.

"Inspiring, courageous, and heart-felt... Not to be missed!"Examiner

"An insightful, stylish documentary."DC Filmdom

"Lovingly crafted."DCist

"Chronicles the store's final year with wonderful, gentle curiosity and wistful imagery."Washington City Paper

Emmy Awards Nominee (News/Documentary) 2015
Regional Emmy Winner (Documentary/Topical) 2014
Official Selection, Beacon Indie Film Festival 2015
Audience Award, Best Short Documentary, 2014 Decade of Docs
Audience Award, Best Short Documentary, 2014 Annapolis Film Festival
2014 Smithsonian Anacostia Museum
Juror's Choice Award, 2013 Black Maria Film Festival
2013 Indianapolis International Film Festival

27 minutes / Color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2015
Copyright: 2013

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Subject areas:
American Studies, Business, Closed Captioned, Economics, Sociology

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