Little Fugitive by Morris Engel (1953, 85 min.). With six bucks in his pocket and all of Coney Island as his playground, 7-year-old Richie makes the most of his afternoon: riding the merry-go-round, eating hot dogs, and visiting the batting cages. With a concealed 35mm camera Engel captured a perfect time capsule of Coney Island in the waning years of its heyday. Because of its naturalistic style and use of nonprofessional actors in lead roles, Little Fugitive is considered a landmark American film. In 1997, the Library of Congress deemed it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” 


An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy Release.  Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Film Foundation and The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund.

Little Fugitive

Next Session: This event is closed.
5:30 pm - 6:55 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
$9MFA members, seniors, and students
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