This two-title collection presents director Ramin Bahrani's critically acclaimed, neo-realistic portraits of the hardscrabble lives of New York City's marginalized workers. Bahrani's bleak and poetic feature CHOP SHOP (2008) follows Ale, a small orphan boy who works at a sketchy auto "repair" shop in Queens, all the while scheming to fix up and operate a vending truck. Filmed two years prior on a shoestring budget, MAN PUSH CART chronicles the quiet nobility and despair of an immigrant who sells coffee and donuts in Midtown Manhattan.
Coming Of Age |
New York City |