7th Street
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This casual, personal documentary charts one man's dedication to the New York neighborhood he grew up in, as he watches it go from a bohemian paradise in the '60s, to a haven for drug dealers in the '80s, to the gentrified, high-rent slice of Manhattan it has become. Born to a free-spirited single mother in a former tenement house, the fortysomething Josh Pais remembers a childhood filled with colorful characters, from the scenesters and hangers-on to the famous, luminary East Village artists of the era. Though he left the neighborhood to pursue a career as a Hollywood actor, Pais… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'...Director Josh Pais takes a long look...at his beloved 7th Street,...showing his love for everything and everyone that he profiles.'"
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"This documentary should be required of students, politicians, developers, and planners."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Pais' self-referential style...soon undermines the film's initial charm and obliterates any historical value it might have had."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
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