|Directed by||Wendell B. Harris Jr.|
|Written by||Wendell B. Harris Jr.|
|Starring||Wendell B. Harris Jr.|
|Music by||Peter S. Moore|
|Release date(s)||13 September 1989, (premiere at TIFF)
24 April 1990 (NYC)
|Running time||94 min.|
Chameleon Street is a 1989 independent film written by, directed by and starring Wendell B. Harris, Jr.. It tells the story of a social chameleon who impersonates reporters, doctors and lawyers in order to make money.
The film is a satire based on the life of Detroit con artist and high-school drop-out William Douglas Street, Jr., who successfully impersonated professional reporters, lawyers, athletes, extortionists, and surgeons, going so far as to perform more than 36 successful hysterectomies. A Sundance Film Festival press release in 2008 described it as "one of the first films to examine how mellifluously race, class, and role-playing morph into the social fabric of America." Chameleon Street won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.
- sex, lies, and videotape and Chameleon Street selected for 25th Sundance Film Festival From the Collection Screenings. 
|Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
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