New York City Documentary BOOKWARS ‘Hilarious’ – New Yorker ‘Terrific’ – LA Times * 1990s Footage


Read about the award winning New York City feature documentary, ‘BookWars’ in ‘10,000 Miles to Go: An American Filmmaking Odyssey’ on Amazon @ * BookWars’ is now available for institutional rental at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York City, Circulating Films Collection * This low-rez Youtube version of the New York City street-side indie classic documentary about sidewalk street bookselllers, ‘BookWars’ is for Home Use demonstration purposes Only * Watch without Ads @

(‘Superb…Mesmerizing” – NY Film Critics Circle * Utterly Compelling – Jacksonville Film Journal), which won the 2000 New York Underground Film Festival upon its release; the movie was also nominated for an IFP Gotham Award.

SYNOPSIS: the gritty world of New York City street booksellers told in a remarkable story that chronicles their lives and loves and their unique perspectives on life…

With soundtrack by jazz legends Jack McDuff and Willis Jackson, BOOKWARS is an homage to the Beat sensibility made famous by Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Robert Frank, and others from the Beat generation.

See Mayor Giuliani’s Quality of Life campaign and the NYPD try to shut them down!

As seen around the world on PBS, NHK, SVT, Arte/ZDF, Metrochannels, and many other venues and platforms.

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