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Little Fugitive
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Little Fugitive

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 5:30p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Little Fugitive by Morris Engel (1953, 85 min.). With six bucks in his pocket and all of Coney Island as his playground, 7-year-old Richie makes the most of his afternoon: riding the merry-go-round, eating hot dogs, and visiting the batting cages. With a concealed 35mm camera Engel captured a perfect time capsule of Coney Island in the waning years of its heyday. Because of its naturalistic style and use of nonprofessional actors in lead roles, Little Fugitive is considered a landmark American film.… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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3/6/2013 - Boston.com - Mark Feeney

There are three ways of looking at “Little Fugitive,” which starts a five-day run at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday. The 1953 film was jointly written and directed by the novelist Raymond Abrashkin (under the name Ray Ashley) and the married couple Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin. Engel also shot it, and Orkin helped edit it. It’s the story of a 7-year-old boy, Joey (Richie Andrusco), who ends up by himself at New York’s Coney Island amusement park.

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3/6/2013 - Boston.com - Loren King

Two Palestinian students are torn apart, Romeo and Juliet-style, in Susan Youssef’s accomplished but erratic debut feature, “Habibi.” The 2011 film, which played the Boston Palestine Film Festival in October, was shot in the occupied Palestinian territories and has a gritty, low-budget realism as it depicts day-to-day life under the threat of violence and age-old cultural and generational obstacles.

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