New to VOD this week:
VIGILANTE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF CURTIS SLIWA AND THE GUARDIAN ANGELS
DOC NYC 2017
A look at the origins of the controversial crime-prevention organization.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In 1979, Curtis Sliwa, a McDonald’s night manager in the Bronx frustrated with rampant crime, decided to take a stand. Recruiting a diverse crew, and adopting a distinctive uniform of a white t-shirt and red beret, the Guardian Angels were born. Targeting lawlessness on the New York City Subway, the Guardian Angels attracted praise and criticism alike, viewed as heroes to some, vigilantes to others. In David Wexler’s entertaining look back at a very different NYC, Sliwa presents his unfiltered take on his controversial organization and its enduring legacy.