The Boys of 2nd Street Park [DVD] [2002]

This documentary look at the turmoil of the 1960s and '70s as seen through the eyes of six men who grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood arrives on DVD in a well-rounded release. The Boys of 2nd Street Park has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The original English-language soundtrack has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and a dubbed Spanish version appears in Dolby Digital Mono. No subtitles have been included. Among the bonus features are five deleted sequences, interviews with filmmakers Dan Klores and Ron Berger, footage from the film's post-premiere party, a short documentary on the generation of the late '60s, and trailers for other titles available from Showtime.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Interviews with documentary directors Dan Klores and Ron Berger
  • "About a Generation": An intimate look at the lives of childhood friends
  • Interviews from the premiere party screening
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Boys of 2nd Street Park
This award-winning documentary reunites six Jewish friends who grew up in the same Brighton Beach neighborhood. The reunion brings forth nostalgic memories of the friends' carefree childhood days of the 1950s and their festive teen years during the '60s, but often grows dark and grim when talk of Vietnam, drugs, and broken dreams dominates the conversation. Still and all, the six renew their friendship during a therapeutic game of street basketball. The "characters" include Steve Satin, a former drug addict now working at a seafood restaurant; Larry Brown, a successful contractor; Brian Newmark and Bernie Bandman, both clinical psychologists; Bobby Feld, who has worked his entire adult life for American Express as a "purposeful underachiever"; Madelyn Ryderband, a singer and actress; and the group's "clown," Frankie Bass, who grew up to become a Philadelphia schoolteacher. Combining interviews, family photos, and archival news footage, The Boys of 2nd Street Park was first shown January 21, 2003, at the Sundance Film Festival and later made its TV bow on the Showtime cable network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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