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West 47th Street (2001)

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WEST 47th STREET is a feature-length theatrical documentary film. It follows the lives of four people with serious mental illness, over three years. The film provides an unprecedented ... See full summary »

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WEST 47th STREET is a feature-length theatrical documentary film. It follows the lives of four people with serious mental illness, over three years. The film provides an unprecedented window on the lives of people who are often feared and ignored, seldom understood. Co-producers Bill Lichtenstein and June Peoples enjoyed an extraordinary degree of access to their lives, and shot more than 350 hours of tape: off and on the street, in and out of hospitals and homeless shelters, healthy -- and psychotic. The resulting stories, both warm and dramatic, are about people who approach tremendous obstacles with humor, optimism and grace. Written by Anonymous

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Four People You've Tried Not To Notice

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Audience was in tears and then cheered at end...
19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remarkable film. Not at all about mental illness any more than "Rain Main" was "about" autism. I saw the film when it won the Atlanta Film Festival, and read the review that called this a "life changing" film, and it was. Without giving the ending away (sounds like another reviewer watched the first half) people cheered in the audience. Unusual for a documentary. Kudos to the filmmaker and the people in the film for opening up their lives. It certainly changed mine, and the way I think of homeless people. (Just for reference, here is the except from the review "Its craftsmanship, thoroughness, smart editing and sensitive but clear-eyed handling of its delicate subject matter make it a work of remarkable passion and uncommon decency. Most amazing of all, West 47th Street has the power to be a life-altering cinema experience. Watch it and you'll no longer be able to pass those troubled souls on the street without noticing, without caring, without understanding that attention must be paid." -- Dennis King, Tulsa World." And, I noticed, Newsweek called it "must see," and TV Guide made it a pick of the night. - Sandy Coppola.


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