nice enough little documentary about a single parking lot in a north carolina college town. the film is at least partly about a certain sort of working class person. the kind of guy who spends a lot of time reading and/or thinking about things and isn’t necessarily concerned about material wealth. these are the parking attendants and they’re all sorta outcasts and/or slackers when compared to the bar crowd that they have to deal with every friday/saturday night. they tell stories about getting stiffed out of $1 by spoiled sorority girls and the like. it does make you think about parking lots and the position of parking attendant in a different way, the way you might after seeing a film like dark days, though to different effect. it’s kind of amazing (though not surprising) to see how some will get in such a tizzy over the smallest amount of money. a couple times these interactions are caught on camera – a customer complains about the price or is seemingly indignant about the idea of paid parking. some people are really divorced from reality and social mores, in other words.