Art/Filmmaking, Biographical, Social Issues
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In 2011, shortly after the death of his father, high-school student Stephen McCoy set out to make a documentary about the homeless population in downtown Boston, dubbing the outcasts and junkies whose lives he captured with his camcorder “nightcrawlers.” Little did the budding filmmaker know that, a few years later, he’d be one of them.
Curated from almost 80 hours of tapes, this searing video diary captures his metamorphosis from chronicler of society’s down and out to autobiographer of a cautionary tale about homelessness and heroin addiction. Along the way, McCoy offers a compelling glimpse into the underbelly of post-recession America, where paranoia and poverty grabbed hold of him—along with so many others—and never let go.
Kevin Ronca, Luc Benson, Stephen McCoy and Demie Santone will be at the 11/1 and 11/2 screenings
At the center of this grimly quiet Italian drama, set on the fringes of society, are an unnamed man and woman who rarely venture into the sunlight, instead spending their nights working—he in the market, she on the streets. Until, that is, their nascent relationship sparks an act of violence.
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This locally produced documentary takes a look at Denver’s burgeoning homeless population in the context of a likewise-growing homeless-rights movement. How do governmental policies designed to turn Denver into a “world-class city” impact its most vulnerable citizens?