Chameleon Street

Chameleon Street

Based on a true story, this underrated gem of American independent cinema tells the story of Doug Street, a Detroit man who becomes an extraordinary chameleon, successfully posing as an attorney, a Yale student, a Time magazine correspondent, and a practicing surgeon. This sardonic critique of race and class won the 1990 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. (1989, dir. Wendell B. Harris, 94 min.)

A Q&A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy follows.

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