On the Bowery

On the Bowery

Good Times, Wonderful Times

DVD - 2012
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On the Bowery: A documentary film of men living on the Bowery. Depicts life inside the bars and on the sidewalks, the alcoholism and unemployment and life on the streets. Good times, wonderful times: This antiwar film predated Viet Nam, but had great impact in the sixties. The film cuts between documentary war footage and extemporized conversations.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 15, 2016

VERY GOOD example of 'docufilm' (new to me term, I got from the OTB Wikipedia article), where a tiny plot is tacked on to the primary film purpose - documentation of actual Bowery. Excellent street, and inside various bars, hotels and more footage. Apparently the film itself has been restored and looks very good.

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