STREETWISE and TINY: THE LIFE OF ERIN BLACKWELL
STREETWISE Revisited: Erin
Between STREETWISE and TINY: THE LIFE OF ERIN BLACKWELL, Martin Bell directed two short films that also document Blackwell’s life. TINY AT 20 and ERIN, made more than a decade apart in 1993 and 2005, were stepping-stones on the way to TINY: THE LIFE OF ERIN BLACKWELL and reveal not just a life in progress but also the evolution of a film over time. In 2015, following photographer Mary Ellen Mark’s death, Bell reconnected with Rat, one of Streetwise’s most indelible figures. “STREETWISE” REVISITED: RAT (2021) is the result of that encounter.
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Between 1989 and 1990, photographer Mary Ellen Mark went to India to document the lives of circus performers—a journey that resulted in her book “Indian Circus,” published in 1993. In 1992, Mark and director Martin Bell returned to India to film many of the same performers. The resulting short, T...