1970s

80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979)

1:06:43 • DocumentaryGary Weis, Jon Bradshaw, Louis Gigante
Depicts the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. Deals primarily with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".
#1970s #gang leader #gang member #bronx #new york city #street life #ghetto #block party #prostitution #prostitute

Death Row (1979)

1:00:41 • DocumentaryDiane Christian, Bruce Jackson, Thelette Brandon, Wilbur F. Collins, Mark D. Fields, Moses Garcia, Billy G. Hughes Jr., Mark M. Moore, Pedro Cruz Muiz, Doyle E. Skillern, Excell White, Calvin Woodkins
About daily life on Death Row in Texas. When the film was made in April 1979, 114 men were housed in the special death cells of Ellis prison's rows J-21 and J-23. The men spend their time waiting for the State to kill them or fighting as hard as they can to prevent that death from happening. Thei...
#death row #prison #texas #ellis #capital punishment #1970s

Bukowski at Bellevue (1995)

59:12 • DocumentaryCharles Bukowski
Charles packed his overnight bag, locked the door of his tumbledown East Hollywood apartment behind him, and took his first plane ride to the state of Washington to read at Bellevue Community College.
#bellevue #washington #cult #community college #1970s #videotape #underground #thermos #poetry #poetry reading