Down and Out in America

Down and Out in America

Directed by Lee Grant • 1986 • United States
Starring Lee Grant

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant’s searing and sobering critique of Reagan-era economic policies takes viewers from America’s heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being destroyed by banks, to the the tent cities of Los Angeles, the welfare hotels of New York, and beyond. What Grant captures is a powerful and still stingingly relevant look at a slice of American society that has been shamefully left behind by its leaders.

Down and Out in America
  • Down and Out in America

    Directed by Lee Grant • 1986 • United States
    Starring Lee Grant

    Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant’s searing and sobering critique of Reagan-era economic policies takes viewers from America’s heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being d...