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Collector of Bedford Street DVD
Collector of Bedford Street DVD
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Resource #: CBSD619W
Type: DVD
Price: $199.95

Program Contents: 34 minutes

Captioning: Closed Captioned, Spanish language subtitles, and audio description

Copyright Date: 2005

PDF - Collector of Bedford StreetView PDF - Discussion Guide




Gives us an intimate look a Larry Selman, a 60 year old "collector" and community activist with developmental disabilities. For the las 31 years, his uncle, now in his mid 80's, has been his caretaker, renting Larry's apartment, doing his cooking and laundry. Although raising thousands of dollars yearly for charity, Larry lives below the poverty level.

This is a unique portrait of Larry's tenacity and, what hisneighbors agree is, the unfailing force of his personality and the lasting bond he forged with them. His neighbors come to realize they have an intrinsic responsibility for Larry and begin their own collection, creating a fund for Larry, who they call the "Mayor of Bedford St". This film humanizes the story behind abstract statistics and shows how a community built tolerance, understanding and embraces rather than excludes.

DVD-ROM Special Features:
• English CC
• Spanish and French Subtitles
• English Audio Description
• Scene Selection
• Deleted Scenes
• Interview With the Director
• Supplemental Needs Video
• Discussion and Study Guides

• Nominated for an Academy Award in the Short Documentary Category 2003
• Audience Award, Best Documentary, Horizon (Educational) Award, Aspen Shortsfest
• Family Award, USA Film Festival
• Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival

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