Topside (2020). Topside: Directed by Logan George, Celine Held. With Zhaila Farmer, Celine Held, Jared Abrahamson, Fatlip. Deep in the underbelly of New York City, a five year-old girl and her mother live among a community that has claimed the abandoned subway tunnels as their home.
“Breathtaking- TOPSIDE is a superb accomplishment. It is an emotional journey that commences in the darkest, deepest underground tunnels of NYC then accosts us with the blinding lights of our city streets. Our privileged society often looks the other way – preferring not to see abject poverty – because it makes us uncomfortable. TOPSIDE is an uncomfortable and necessary movie. Thank you for making it. It was a perfect movie with a perfect ending. The message to me was…take off your rose colored glasses – there are many people living like this in every city in wealthy America. TOPSIDE makes it up close and personal and uncomfortable. Watch it and be forever changed. Well done!!!”