The Collector of Bedford Street
|The Collector of Bedford Street|
|Directed by||Alice Elliott|
|Produced by||Alice Elliott|
|Music by||Joel Goodman|
|Editing by||Melissa Hacker|
|Distributed by||New Day Films|
When Larry's primary caregiver becomes unable to care for him, his New York City neighborhood community rallies together to protect his independent lifestyle by establishing an adult trust fund in his behalf.
Larry is the beneficiary of an Adult Supplemental Needs Trust, which was sponsored by the Bedford-Barrow-Commerce (BBC) Block Association through the UJA-Federation Community Trust for Disabled Adults. The BBC's sponsorship of Larry marked the first time a group outside of a beneficiary's family established an Adult Supplemental Needs Trust.
Nominations and Awards
The Collector of Bedford Street has screened at more than 70 film festivals around the world, including the Black Maria Film Festival, Aspen Short Film festival and Heartland Festival. The film was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.