Down and Out in America

Down and Out in America ★★★½

There has never been a more sincere-sounding narrator than Lee Grant, who sounds like she wants to punch somebody (probably Ronald Reagan) as she attacks a crumbling welfare system. 

Feels like a TV special with less structure, but it really does capture the beginning of modern homelessness, bracing to see in 2021. And the “thanks to ACORN” in the credits, ooh, yeah, America kind of screwed the pooch on that one.