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On the Bowery (1956), directed by Lionel Rogosin (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for On the Bowery, directed by Lionel Rogosin; No. 63 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: On the Bowery (1956)

Lionel Rogosin spent months pounding the pavement before he began filming this singular docu-narrative hybrid, which cobbles together a skeleton of a story to unite the neighborhood’s lushes and lost boys (one of whom died only weeks after the premiere). The result is a bleary portrait of the city’s Skid Row.—Alison Willmore

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