After sending an email to Criterion, the response I got from them was that there aren't any current plans to re-release "Streetwise" through them...
But not to be discouraged, there are other companies out there who could take on this film. One prime candidate is New Yorker Films who have released many little-known but note worthy films including "The Times of Harvey Milk" which won best documentary in 1984 and beat out Streetwise for the Oscar. Although despite its win, I think "Streetwise" is a better film and apparently so did Roger Ebert when he reviewed them, giving 4 stars to Streetwise and 3 1/2 to "The Times of Harvey Milk".
I'm going to continue to carry the torch for this great film and have emailed New Yorker Films to let them know. If you'd like to do the same, they can be reached at: [email protected]
we need this on DVD from Criterion!
This film definately needs to be released.... through any company. This is a great documentary and its a shame a lot of people havent seen it or heard of it. It would be nice if Criterion released this, but i strongly doubt they will.
There are used VHS copies on amazon and i believe the whole film is on youtube in 10 minute segments.
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The fact that "Streetwise" is still not available is unbelievable, and a shame. I guess distributors don't think there is enough interest in this old, obscure film. That is too bad, especially considering all the new trash that is cluttering the shelves these days.
"IMdB; where 14 year olds can act like jaded 40 year old critics...'
The OFFICIAL facebook group for fans of "Streewise", "Tiny Revisted" and also the up-coming "Streetwise follow-up documentary" is NOW open to the public .. the link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Streetwise1984/ (click "join" to join) We have updates, memorial threads for those lost, pictures of the "kids" now, update clips and more. Many of the ppl from the doc are posting....come join us.