Homelessness on film

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This Dust of Words (2008 Documentary)
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Thirty years after he last saw her, Stanford English professor John Felstiner finds mystery and wonder in the life of a former student, and in her death. (60 mins.)
Director: Bill Rose
 
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American Refugees: Homelessness in Four Movements (2010 Documentary)
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A fast-paced, gripping documentary about life on the streets. (40 mins.)
 
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Nomad (2002)
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Jack is the nomad of the film's title. He is a homeless street performer who brings Shakespeare's soliloquies...
Director: Matt Eggers
 
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Radioman (2012 Documentary)
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The New York film set mascot who overcame homelessness and alcoholism to become a fixture of the New York film industry, with over 100 small parts to his name. (75 mins.)
Director: Mary Kerr
 
5.
Monday Morning (2012)
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Radio commentator, Thomas Bach, runs for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota. Through a circumstance, he ends up in the middle of L.A.'s brutal homeless community. What he does with his new awareness is pitted against the forces. of security. (113 mins.)
Director: Nat Christian
 
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Waiting for Tomorrow (2007)
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A young couple living in the streets of Hollywood master a plan to leave Los Angeles in order to escape jail, drugs and a life of hopelessness. (90 mins.)
Director: George Gomez
 
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My Gift (2008 Short Film)
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A homeless man finds a lost dog in a small town. Together, fate gives them a new leash on life. (17 mins.)
Director: Sage Drake
“ The story of a homeless man and his dog and their journey together. ” - Front Steps
 
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (117 mins.)
“ A single father and his son struggle to get off the streets of San Francisco, CA. Based on the real life story of Chris Gardner. ” - Front Steps
 
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Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
“ An underground community of homeless men and women living underneath the NY subway and in abandoned subway tunnels ” - Front Steps
 
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When I Came Home (2006 Documentary)
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Iraq War veteran Herold Noel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn... (70 mins.)
Director: Dan Lohaus
“ Iraq War veteran Herold Noel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn, NY. ” - Front Steps
 
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Streetwise (1984 Documentary)
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Bell
“ Homeless teens in Seattle ” - Front Steps
 
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Lost Angels (2009)
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Rachel Allen, a teen runaway from Salt Lake City seeks revenge against the man that destroyed her family. The hunt takes her to LA. Now she's one of the cities homeless youth, one of the Lost Angels. (60 mins.)
Director: Justin Voskian
“ Rachel Allen, a teen runaway from Salt Lake City seeks revenge against the man that destroyed her family. The hunt takes her to LA. Now she's one of the cities homeless youth, one of the Lost Angels. ” - Front Steps
 
13.
The Fisher King (1991)
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A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ A former radio DJ, suicidal and despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. ” - Front Steps
 
14.
What About Me (1993)
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A young woman becomes homeless on the streets of New York City. (87 mins.)
Director: Rachel Amodeo
“ A young woman becomes homeless on the streets of New York City. ” - Front Steps
 
15.
Being Flynn (2012)
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz