IN THE STREET by James Agee, Helen Levitt and Janice Loeb Premieres on ARTE TV France


Photographed by James Agee, Helen Levitt & Janice Loeb.

Edited by Helen Levitt.

ARTE Televison France broadcast a rare presentation of IN THE STREET on May 28, 2012 as part of a series entitled “Black & White”, illuminating the diversity and aesthetics of classic films photographed in black-and-white. 

GME was pleased to successfully negotiate this deal with Arte on behalf of the estate of the photographer Helen Levitt.   GME was credited at the end of the film’s broadcast as follows: 

"Film provided courtesy of the Estate of Helen Levitt, Cecile Starr, and Gartenberg Media Enterprises."


Photo © The Estate of Helen Levitt.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

In 2006, IN THE STREET was selected by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and added to the United States National Film Registry preservation program:

"This lyrical, slice-of-life documentary (by Helen Levitt, James Agee and Janice Loeb) about East Harlem is one of several outstanding children’s documentaries (“The Quiet One” and “Louisiana Story,” among others) produced immediately after World War II. The filmmakers captured the energy-filled streets as part theater, part battleground and part playground. In their everyday lives and actions, people project an image of human existence against the turmoil of the street." -