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Streetwise

Streetwise

Streetwise

1984 / 91min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MARTIN BELL

Q&A with Martin Bell, at this one-time-only screening.

Born from a Life magazine essay on downtown Seattle’s Pike St. (near the original Starbucks location) population of homeless youths with accompanying photographs by Bell’s wife, the photographer Mary Ellen Mark, this tough, unsentimental, deeply empathetic documentary, shot in palpably gritty 16mm, could only be the result of extraordinary understanding between filmmakers and subjects, the ignored and despised children left behind by official eighties prosperity.

Streetwise is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.