Charles Lane's "Sidewalk Stories"

Nicole Alysia and Charles Lane in Charles Lane's "Sidewalk Stories" (1989).

Charles Lane talks about “Sidewalk Stories,” his black & white silent comedy filmed on Manhattan streets in the late 1980s. An homage to Chaplin’s “The Kid” (and other movies), the film captures the plight of the homeless and retains a magical sense of the fable. “Sidewalk Stories” is playing at Film Forum November 8–14.