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Sidewalk Stories (1989)

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A young artist living in New York, tries to make a living sketching passers-by on the street. He survives on his meager means and has found refuge in an abandoned building. One night, on the corner of a back alley, he finds a little girl whose father has just been murdered. While struggling to take care of her, he meets a young rich woman who immediately falls in love with this awkward couple. Twenty years before The Artist, Sidewalk Stories portrays the friendship of a tramp and a child, in a

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Drama, Comedy

Charles Lane

Oct 6, 2014

Carlotta Films US

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (0)

Laughs, romance, and even something of an adventure flower in Lane's New York.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Charles Lane's follies are enmeshed within bigger pictures of reality, reestablishing the film's thesis of comedy as a mode of survival.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This lively forgotten film, which says so much without speaking, is certainly worthy of DVD salvation. Criterion, are you listening?

November 8, 2009 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Sidewalk Stories

While there is rioting happening over a taxi on Wall Street, things are much more peaceful a couple miles north as a homeless street artist(Charles Lane, who also wrote and directed) plies his trade while waiting for the IFC Center to open. As he observes the world going by, he also witnesses a brutal murder in an alley. During which, he shields an infant girl(Nicole Alysia) from danger.

First off, I applaud Charles Lane trying to do something different by doing something retro where he gives the homeless characters the only spoken words of "Sidewalk Stories." And I am always a sucker for views of a bygone New York City, in this case, from a movie made in 1989. However, there is also the sad irony of a film steeped in realism having a story, especially involving one incident, that does not really ring true at the same time.
November 11, 2013
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