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Arbelos Films presents CHAMELEON STREET 345; "One of the greatest independent films of the twentieth century." - The New Yorker
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, yet criminally underseen for over three decades, CHAMELEON STREET recounts the improbable but true story of Michigan con man William Douglas Street Jr., the titular "chameleon" who successfully impersonated his way up the socioeconomic ladder by posing as a magazine reporter, an Ivy League student, a respected surgeon, and a corporate lawyer. Elevated by a dexterous performance and daring direction from multi-hyphenate actor-writer-director Wendell B. Harris Jr., the film pins a lens on race, class and performance in American identity which has lost none of its relevance. At once piercingly funny and aesthetically mischievous, CHAMELEON STREET is a lost masterpiece finally securing its rightful place in the independent film canon.
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1.
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono.
Region code: A.
New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative .
New audio commentary featuring Wendell B. Harris Jr. and Ashely Clark.
New audio commentary featuring cast and crew .
Marriage Counseling - The evolution of a scene .
Being Independent is Glorious - An archival conversation featuring Harris and Mike Plante.
Archival video interview with William Douglas Street Jr.
The Process - Archival documentary on the making of CHAMELEON STREET.
Colette Vignette &#@45; Harris’ award-winning 1986 short film featuring CHAMELEON STREET actress Colette Haywood.
So, You Say You Know Leadbelly… - Archival footage from CHAMELEON STREET pre-production character explorations.
Original theatrical trailer.
2021 U.S theatrical trailer.