Sidewalk Stories


Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


Local Element: Works from Westchester

“With a wild spontaneity that can morph from riveting to fun to tense and alien in the space of a half-block, Sidewalk Stories is as emblematic a New York film as there is.” (Slant)

Winner of the Prix du Public at Cannes, where the 12-minute ovation broke a record, Sidewalk Stories is a moving and funny homage to Chaplin’s The Kid. This gorgeous black-and-white film is an important work of the New African-American cinema of the 1980s, along with Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood. It’s finally been restored and is now back to its former beauty. 2k digital restoration.

Q&A filmmaker Charles Lane and JBFC Faculty Sean Weiner. Dobbs Ferry resident Charles Lane attended Purchase College, where his short A Place in Time won a Student Academy Award. Lane later earned a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, NAACP Award and mulitple festival honors for Sidewalk Stories.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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$7 - Members
$12 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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