Writer-director Charles Lane is nothing if not audacious in his feature debut, a black-and-white, silent comedy that focuses on homelessness through the figure of the Artist (Lane himself), a homeless African-American street artist in New York City who stumbles upon a foundling (Nicole
Alysia) and takes the little girl to his squat lodgings. While caring for her and trying to find her mother, he develops a friendship with the middle-class Young Woman (Wilson), who takes both man and child into her heart. Working in silence and in black and white, with an unknown and
less-than-upbeat subject matter, Lane asks a big concession of modern audiences, and in adopting a c...