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The gritty world of New York City street booksellers is exposed in a remarkable story that chronicles their lives and loves and their unique perspectives on life. Directed by a street bookseller, it explores the other side of the book tables along the streets of the Village, on the Lower East Side, along 6th avenue, and elsewhere in New York City. See the Mayor, the University and the NYPD try to shut them down! Written by
Barney Oldfield, Angelika Entertainment NYC
Because of extreme budget limitations, the production of "BookWars" was financed from books sold at the filmmaker's sidewalk book stand - as more books were sold, more tape and film stock could be bought. See more »
Its a few months since I saw it, so I can't comment on details, but I loved this film. I caught it by chance on a French cable channel, one rainy night! What a happy discovery! It captured me straight off. Charming, stirring, strangely gripping, moving, passionate, surprising, just plain interesting - so many things that films should be, but rarely are.
I'm so glad it was too wet to go and see the floodlit castle!
I thoroughly recommend it.
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