Down and Out in America

Down and Out in America

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant's exploration of Reagan-era America takes us from the heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being dismembered by local banks, through the tent-cities of Los Angeles and welfare hotels of New York. A groundbreaking and unforgettable look at life inside an America we have been too quick to forget. Re-released for the first time in 2020 in this new edition.

Down and Out in America

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  • Down and Out in America: Today

    Grant reminisces about the making of her Academy Award winning documentary.

  • Down and Out in America

    Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant's exploration of Reagan-era America takes us from the heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being dismembered by local banks, through the tent-cities of Los Angeles and welfare hotels of New York. A grou...

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