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New York movies: The Cool World (1964)
New York movies: The Cool World (1964)

The Cool World (1964), directed by Shirley Clarke (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for The Cool World, directed by Shirley Clarke; No. 75 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By David Fear
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Taking her camera into Harlem’s streets, independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke (The Connection) turned a story about a tough kid looking to move up a local gang’s hierarchy into a vérité-like view of the neighborhood itself. Few films have captured the area (circa the mid-’60s) with such a keen journalistic eye.—David Fear

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