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When: Tue., Jan. 28 2014

These days, there's a Whole Foods on New York's Bowery, but 50 years ago, it was skid row. Lionel Rogosin's 1957 quasi-documentary On the Bowery follows three days in the lives of a group of homeless alcoholics. The cast comprises nonprofessionals, all playing lightly fictionalized versions of their real selves. Shown with In the Street, a short by writer James Agee, photographer Helen Levitt, and director Janice Loeb.

Price: $11

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