Street Scenes (1970)


In the late Spring of 1970, nationwide protests against the war in Vietnam focused in the Wall Street area of New York City and ultimately in a major anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C. A group of New York University film students documented the demonstrations as they happened in both cities. The extended final scene is a spontaneous conversation among Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jay Cocks and Verna Bloom who, along with a large group of NYU students, found themselves frustrated and perplexed by the events and hopeful that the protests would result in change.

Director: Martin Scorsese.


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  1. June 26, 2019

    I don’t believe it! This has eluded me my whole life! Thank you Jon!

  2. Nico
    July 24, 2019

    We are all very happy to finally see this.

  3. November 30, 2019

    I was one of the NYU students who helped make “Street Scenes 1970”. It was originally to be credited to the collective called NY Cinetracts. Sometime over the summer when the film was edited, the film was credited as being directed by Martin Scorsese. I’m listed under “Communications”, with my name slightly misspelled.
    Scorsese has kept the film locked because he doesn’t think it is representative of his work (I’m paraphrasing here). But “Street Scenes 1970” was never intended to be a “Martin Scorsese Picture”. Open letter to Marty – Congratulations on being a brand name. Please quit being a jerk about this film. Btw, I’ve donated by NY Cinetracts card to the Miami Beach Cinematheque’s collection.

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