Blu-ray Review: Streetwise and Tiny, Criterion's Latest Double Feature, Spans A Lifetime

Blu-ray Review: Streetwise and Tiny, Criterion's Latest Double Feature, Spans A Lifetime
content warning: addiction, child sexual abuse, suicide Devastated by the Boeing Bust in the early 1970s, Seattle remained on shaky economic ground for years -- with a nation-leading unemployment rate and a rock-bottom minimum wage. In the shadow of this financial crisis, the city's homeless population skyrocketed, including young people who preferred the streets over the pressures of home. These children became the focus of photographer Mary Ellen Mark and writer Cheryl McCall's story for a 1983 issue of Life Magazine; working with Mark's husband, Martin Bell, they went on to create Streetwise, a 1984 cinema verité documentary about many of the young people Mark had met and befriended over the previous year. Streetwise documents the lives and lifestyles of dozens of street kids on...

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