Mined from the true stories of people in the New York neighborhood where he lived, writer/activist Robert Galinsky presents a unique perspective of life on the streets through five homeless characters whose lives become forever entwined. With brutal honesty and humor, the story makes it alarmingly clear that so many of us are just one mistake away from joining this underserved and growing population.
“Simultaneously historical and street-level contemporary, it’s all here, says director Jay O. Sanders. “It’s a wake-up call, but wrapped in entertainment on a very visceral level. Robert’s POV is from the inside, a place that most of us have never been before.”
The Bench, A Homeless Love Story is set in the urban decay of a crumbling city during the start of the AIDS crisis. Thirty years later, what has changed?