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The Collector of Bedford Street

Authors: Alice Elliot - Director and Producer


The Collector of Bedford Street is a unique portrait of Larry Selman, filmmaker Alice Elliott's 60-year-old neighbor with a developmental disability. A community activist and fundraiser, Larry raises thousands of dollars for charity every year while survives on the poverty line. He lives in a rent stabilized apartment under the care of his uncle, who lives nearby.

However, as his uncle ages Larry's future becomes uncertain. Because of Larry's 20 years of service to his neighborhood, the community wanted to ensure his safety and well-being. After researching their options, Larry's community created a supplemental needs adult trust fund through the United Jewish Appeal. It was the first time a group outside of an individual's family did this.

Click on the "Web Links" tab above if you want to learn more about this film, view a trailer, or purchase a DVD copy. There is a downloadable press kit with interesting background information, as well as a study guide which suggests ways to build the film into curricula for students in Grades 6-12.

Contact Info:
Organization:Welcome Change Productions
Address:107 Bedford Street
Upper One
New York, NY 10014
Cost:$24.99 from Welcome Change Productions

Web Links

View the description and see the trailer on the producer's website

Download the press kit which has a lot of background information

Download a study guide for grades 6-12

Get information on how to purchase a copy from Welcome Change Productions

Home page of the producer, Welcome Change

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