Sidewalk Stories - DVD

Sidewalk Stories - DVD
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Code: KINO305DV
UPC #: 738329145729
Format: DVD
Artist/Author: starring: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern
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Sidewalk Stories - DVD

starring: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern

A young artist living in New York, on the fringes of the financial district and its rushing crowds, tries to make a living sketching passersby on the street. He survives on his meager means and has found refuge in an abandoned building. One night, on the corner of a back alley, he finds a little girl whose father has just been murdered. While struggling to take care of her, he meets a young rich woman who immediately falls in love with this awkward couple.

Twenty years before THE ARTIST, SIDEWALK STORIES portrays the friendship of a tramp and a child, in a moving and funny homage to Chaplin's THE KID. Both witty and tender, Charles Lane's gorgeous black and white comedy pays tribute to the silent film era, with a score composed by Marc Marder. Charles Lane accurately captures the daily life of the homeless population of New York with a cin-ma v-rit- approach that undoubtedly reminds of Lionel Rogosin's ON THE BOWERY. His film is also an important work of the New African-American cinema of the 1980s, along with Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING and John Singleton's BOYZ N THE HOOD, that conveyed a strong political message. Finally, with this gripping tale of the underprivileged and its beautiful portrayal of the city, SIDEWALK STORIES uniquely draws on social satire to deliver a timeless message of generosity and love.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Charles Lane and Marc Mardner | VIBRATIONS (28 minutes) -- An exclusive interview about the making of the film, with director Charles Lane and composer Marc Mardner | A PLACE IN TIME (1977 - B&W - 34 minutes) -- A Short Film directed by Charles Lane, which initiated the projet of SIDEWALK STORIES | 2013 Trailer