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.

Running Time
17 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Josh Ethan Johnson
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Newsstand» (23)

Betty S. avatar
Betty S.

Josh Ethan Johnson has already made a few such films. But THIS is the best, One of the most interesting, artistically impressive and overall films of the year so far!!!

Carol D. avatar
Carol D.

Was actually pretty damn good. The film was good.

Kenneth Taylor avatar
Kenneth Taylor

Josh Ethan Johnson at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Sarah J. avatar
Sarah J.

Love the movie it was a great watch I will be watching it again

Kevin avatar

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

Samantha M. avatar
Samantha M.

This is my favorite movie. It’s awesome and stunning.

Martha S. avatar
Martha S.

Great story, exciting to watch!

Richard B. avatar
Richard B.

Great! Great movie!

Shirley avatar

My personal pick for best picture of the year.

Marie P. avatar
Marie P.

Really great movie!

Kimberly Garrett avatar
Kimberly Garrett

I absolutely love this movie! When you get the urge, watch this movie instead, it will be worth it!

Donna avatar

U just can't simply predict whats up next. Believe me, U can't! This movie delivers much more than i expected and i expected a lot.