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This silent black-and-white film from 1989 is a funny and sweet and sad story of a nice guy trying his best to get by on the streets of Greenwich Village. The protagonist (writer/director Charles Lane) is a street artist offering portraits, looking for passers-by to stop and sit for him. He is barely eking out a living, but he gets in over his head when, through accidental circumstances, he ends up in charge of a toddler...

Read more and watch the trailer over here.

Sidewalk Stories runs February 7 to 13 at Northwest Film Forum.