Film #56: THE PARKING LOT MOVIE
The Parking Lot Movie
3.5 out of 5 stars
If you’ve ever worked a “service industry” job and possess even a slightly higher than normal intelligence, this documentary is for you. The film documents employees (past & present) of The Corner Parking Lot (which resides in a college town) and their interactions with The Public. The problem is… these guys are mostly philosophy majors, law students, and artists which means they are intelligent enough to see the situation for what it is – totally immersion into the stream of humanity. Add to this inherent IQ factor the downtime which is a basic part of the job and you get a LOT of introspection. “Do you park in the parking lot… or does the parking lot park within you?” The flow of the documentary is kept moving and the stories are both human and hilarious. Honestly, I didn’t expect much from a film based around a simple stretch of asphalt, but… man, was I happily surprised. Great stuff!