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Little Fugitive

Director: Morris Engel, Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin Run Time: 80 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1953

Starring: Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams

Little Fugitive is a Live Sound Cinema event featuring a live score by Reel Orchestrette.

Joey is a young boy in Brooklyn who, after being tricked into believing he has killed his older brother while his mother is away, escapes to Coney Island. Collecting glass bottles in exchange for money to spend on amusement park rides, Joey forgets his troubles in the wash of amusement park excitement only to return home to find his mother and brother there! Little Fugitive is a landmark film featuring naturalist style and nonprofessional actors that considerably influenced the French New Wave movement.

Little Fugitive was filmed on location in Coney Island and other Brooklyn locations.