Kris Swanberg Presents: Little Fugitive


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MIDWEST INDEPENDENCE-01Midwest Independence: Kris Swanberg

Kris Swanberg Presents: Little Fugitive

  • 1953
  • Directed By: Morris Engel
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 80 Minutes
  1. Friday, March 25, 2016 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Little Fugitive
Widely regarded as one of the most influential and enjoyable films of the American independent cinema, Little Fugitive is an utterly charming fable that poetically captures the joys and wonders of childhood. When a seven-year-old boy (Richie Andrusco) is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he gathers his meager possessions and flees to New York’s nether wonderland: Coney Island. Upon and beneath the crowded boardwalk, Joey experiences a day and night filled with adventures and mysteries, resulting in a film that is refreshingly spontaneous and thoroughly delightful. Hailed by critics as a groundbreaking cinematic feat, Little Fugitive won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, played in nearly 5,000 theatres in the U.S., and is now recognized as a classic of American independent film. This Kino edition of Little Fugitive is the 80-minute version, and includes five minutes of extra footage not seen in the film’s original 1953 theatrical release. (35mm Presentation)