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Streetwise ★★★½ 1984

Eye-opening and candid documentary inspired by a “Life” magazine article. Frank and honest look at homeless children making a living on the streets. Seattle provides the backdrop to the story as the filmmakers hang around with the kids, earning their trust, and receive the truth from them. Cruel, funny, enraging, but always sobering look into a population of homeless in America. A deservedly acclaimed, terrifying vision of urban America. 92m/C VHS. D: Martin Bell; W: Cheryl McCall; M: Tom Waits.

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