Morris Engel

Entertainmentundertheradarmag.com

Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin

On the face of it, the films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin are an American corollary to Italian neorealism, slice-of-life tales with realistic and flawed characters. They sprinkle in a touch more sweet-natured comedy to maintain the attention of US audiences, but they’re still simple stories about small, human struggles: losing your little brother at Coney Island, single mothers trying to find love while raising a kid, the emotional juggling inherent to (and never advertised in) adhering to a “free love” lifestyle. This ain’t Thanos wiping out a third of all life (or whatever… I fell asleep in that one); it’s just day-to-day stuff.
Picture for Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin
RELATED CHANNELS
RELATED PEOPLE