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West 47th Street

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Psychology, Social Issues
  • Director:June Peoples


Filmed between 1996 and 1999, this documentary chronicles the lives of four people recovering from mental illness at the Fountain House, a Manhattan-based rehabilitation center. The central figures are Francis Olivero (who later became a public advocate for the mentally ill), Fitzroy Frederick, Tex Gordon, and Zeinab Wali. Filmed in cinéma vérité fashion, the documentary also includes footage of its producers, Bill Lichtenstein and June...more