ART FROM THE STREETS.
Another documentary from Layton Blaylock, Art from the Streets, is about an art program for homeless people. It was established in 1992 by Heloise Gold and Beverly Bejema with the idea of providing a safe and nurturing environment for homeless people to produce art. They accomplish this mission by sponsoring twice weekly art “classes” and an annual show to sell their work.
The film tells this story by tracking five of the artists over the course of a year. Viewers will visit homeless camps, learn the daily challenges of street life, and witness the strengths of human character. As well as, experience the 2-day show and sale where the artists’ work is sold and where they interact with people that they rarely have a chance to encounter in such a positive way.
Here’s what Bill Butler of the Kansas City Star had to say, "Art From the Streets is a doc about a program in Austin, Texas, that allows homeless people to create art and then sell it in a once-a-year exhibition. Yeah, I know. It sounds like one of those movies we should see because "It'll be good for you." Well, surprise. Layton Blaylock's film is funny, sad, shocking and astoundingly emotional; a home run that puts a human face on homelessness. And don't let anybody tell you art isn't important. It can be a lifeline. And, yes, this movie will be good for you."
To view the Art From the Streets trailer, please click below.