UW Cinematheque - Special Presentations and New Restorations
Chameleon Street | USA | 1989 | DCP | 95 min. Director: Wendell B. Harris, Jr. Cast: Wendell B. Harris, Jr., Angela Leslie, Amina Fakir
Saturday, February 5, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
Chameleon Street reveals the absurd but true story of Michigan con man William Douglas Street (charismatically portrayed by writer and director Harris). Street used his uncanny powers of intuition to successfully impersonate a lawyer, a surgeon, a journalist, and a foreign exchange student. Filmmaker Harris subtly and comically uses Street’s saga to play with themes of race, class, and performance in modern American identity.