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Chameleon Street

Extraordinary, fictionalised account of real-life Michigan conman William Douglas Street which won the Grand Prix award at Sundance in 1990.

USA 1989
Directed by Wendell B Harris Jnr.
Running time 94min

Winner of the Grand Prix award at Sundance in 1990, but now relegated to the status of hard-to-find cult film, this is the extraordinary, fictionalised account of real-life Michigan conman William Douglas Street (who posed successfully as a lawyer and a gynaecological surgeon, among other things). Featuring sharp dialogue and a fine performance from writer-director Harris as Street, it’s a complex, witty and often shocking examination of the interplay between race, identity and economics.

Introduced by film critic Ashley Clark.

Tickets £5


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