A powerful, true-to-low-life tale of East Village squatters and junkies, and the living, breathing and often very young lives behind those labels. This semi-improvisational first feature makes the similar milieu of Broadway's Rent
look like the false, glammed-up romanticism it is. Shot with down-and-dirty naturalism on some of the most desperate streets in the country, let alone New York City, and featuring a largely non-professional supporting cast that includes real-life teenage runaways, this is a slice of Manhattan neo-realism that's every bit as potent as THE BICYCLE THIEF. Dread-headed Eddie (co-writer Brian Marc) and soft-spoken Miles (Craig DuPlessis) ...