Excellent, grittyand realistic view of destitution amongst a Puerto Rican family trying to survive New York City's Spanish Harlem in 1962. Similiar to "Mean Streets" and Shirley Clark's "The Cool World" and pre-dates both. Excellent location work from various points in Manhattan to Coney Island. Manages to combine art flourishes with a strong and exploitative storyline. Original and stirring jazzy soundtrack helps make this a truly unforgettable film and experience. Catch it if you can.
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