The Newsstand

'The Newsstand' is about a Elizabeth Willis who's owned a Times Square news stand for almost 50 years. Liz has reason to believe she's the only black woman who owns a newsstand in all five boroughs as well as the oldest person to do so. From with in the tiny stand on 50th and 7th, we see Liz Willis interacting with her customers who are also her 'family'. She speaks about her strained relationship with her kids, Go-Go dancing in the NYC '80s, how she loves her job, and other unique observations on a life lived in the city. 'The Newsstand' is part of the FACES docuseries started in 2015 by Josh Ethan Johnson. There are currently 18 shorts any more on the way. FACES explores people and places in with a spontaneous approach to filming and a engaging editing style.

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Running Time
17 minutes
Josh Ethan Johnson
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Newsstand» (19)

Andrew avatar

Drop everything and go see it right now. If already seen, see it again!!!

Tammy W. avatar
Tammy W.

I have to say to make such an impressive trailer and such an interesting film, takes great doing!

Helen G. avatar
Helen G.

One of the best movies of all time and most likely the best Documentary I have ever watched.

Wayne avatar

I can't think of a word good enough to describe this! The first thing I said to my boyfriend when the movie ended is "I'm almost positive this is going to make the top 250!

Pamela C. avatar
Pamela C.

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie

Amy D. avatar
Amy D.

Another enjoyable Documentary movie that didn't get it's just credit in theaters. I like it very much.

Christina Newman avatar
Christina Newman

If you love movies with a touch of suspense, this film is the one to see.

Jacob R. avatar
Jacob R.

The coolest movie in cool movies history.

Frances B. avatar
Frances B.

Don't miss this!!! Edge of seat movie....Wonderful

Madison avatar

Great movie kept me on the edge of my chair

Brittany F. avatar
Brittany F.

A fantastic, excellent and glamorous movie with everything. Super!