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      American Street Kid

      2016 1 hr. 44 min. Documentary TRAILER for American Street Kid: Trailer 1 List
      86% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 96% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Teenagers reveal how they became homeless and discuss their daily struggle to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 22 Buy Now

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      Brooklyn B This movie is absolutely heartbreaking. It's raw, emotional, and real. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Powerful! This story hopefully will open up some closed eyes! Truth is hard to handle but makes people feel and hopefully help others. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member American Street Kid is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is such a raw piece of art filled with so much emotion. This film goes above and beyond to break the stigmas and the silence around homeless youth. Not only did I cry multiple times throughout this film in happiness and sadness, I felt every wave of emotion: anger, joy, sympathy, empathy, courage, and inspiration. Michael Leoni does an impeccable job immersing himself into this lifestyle to make it as authentic as possible. It is a must watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The impact that this film could have on the US if every American would see this film just once would be amazing. American Street Kid truly shines a light on the terrible issues surrounding youth homelessness. These issues are ones that should be talked about more as there are so many misconceptions and false assumptions today that this film addresses. By showing real compassion, frustration, and fluctuating hope, the audience is forced to see these harsh realities of youth and prove so many of the previously mentioned misconceptions wrong. The film is extremely powerful and could be such a strong catalyst for change. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This film encouraged me to think more deeply about the homeless crisis in this nation and truly understand the humanity and what's at stake. The adversity these children face is relentless, often from birth, and what they have to do to simply survive on this planet is unspeakable. The movie presents an honest view of what life is really like for these kids, and shows some success stories--what these kids can accomplish with some help, someone to listen and act, someone seeing them as human beings and believing in them. It shows how bleak and harsh street life is, and how hopeless and unhelpful current programs are. We must do better and a good place to start is watching this film, developing an understanding, then ACTING for change. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member American Street Kid sheds light on a very overlooked problem in our world. This documentary was extremely moving and brought me to tears. Everyone should go watch this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      tt stern-enzi WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) People should check this out...it's much deeper and more meaningful... Sep 12, 2020 Full Review Charles Koplinski Reel Talk with Chuck and Pam Leoni highlights the inadequacies of agencies and interventions, but also shines a light on how much of a difference just one person can make. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Nov 27, 2020 Full Review Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews Leoni highlights the inadequacies of agencies and interventions, but also shines a light on how much of a difference just one person can make. Rated: 3/4 Sep 11, 2020 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix The homeless problem might never be solved, but American Street Kid has some valuable life lessons (some harsh, some inspirational) that show how one person can make a difference if they are willing to accept that not everyone will get a happy ending. Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Tom Meek Cambridge Day This exploration of the street life of teens in Los Angeles is well-meaning and powerful at its core, but director Michael Leoni makes the film nearly as much about him and his reflections as it is about his subjects. Rated: 2/4 Aug 28, 2020 Full Review Bobby LePire Film Threat American Street Kid is a powerful call to action that will move everyone who watches to help. Rated: 9/10 Aug 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Teenagers reveal how they became homeless and discuss their daily struggle to survive on the streets of Los Angeles.
      Director
      Michael Leoni
      Executive Producer
      Howard Barish, Mark A. Burley, Sarah Findlay, Zeus Zamani
      Screenwriter
      Michael Leoni
      Production Co
      An 11:11 Experience, Spare Some Change
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 21, 2020
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