Charles Lane’s "Sidewalk Stories" was released in November, 1989 by Island Pictures to wide acclaim. It’s filmmaker, Charles Lane, was courted by Hollywood, where he made one film ("True Identity") and co-starred in another ("Posse") then disappeared.
"Sidewalk Stories" aired once on PBS, but was never re-released or distributed on VHS or DVD. It is considered a “lost” classic.
Reelblack, Philly's #1 promoter of African-American Film, closes its 11th Season with a special 25th Anniversary screening of the indie classic "Sidewalk Stories."
Recently restored from the original negative, writer/director/star Charles Lane will be on hand for a post-film discussion with Reelblack founder Mike D. and independent filmmaker Rel Dowdell.
Preceded by: A Long Walk (2014/15 min/ DVD/ dir Chinonye Chukwu): A father humiliates his son by parading him through the neighborhood in women's clothing in front of all the other kids on a summer day. The impact of that decision ripples through his family and best friend's lives for years to come. (Filmmaker in person).
Admission $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ $5 Reelblack and IHouse Members
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Reelblack TV Interview w/ Mr. Lane: