Sidewalk Stories
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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 moving and funny homage to Chaplin's The Kid. Both witty and tender, Charles Lane's gorgeous… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Laughs, romance, and even something of an adventure flower in Lane's New York."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"This lively forgotten film, which says so much without speaking, is certainly worthy of DVD salvation. Criterion, are you listening?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The interplay between Lane and his real-life daughter Nicole Alysia-who plays the foundling-is touchingly tender."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Charles Lane's follies are enmeshed within bigger pictures of reality, reestablishing the film's thesis of comedy as a mode of survival."
‑ Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
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