Sunshine Hotel

Sunshine Hotel (2001)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2001-02-10
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Broadway Bill Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Dominic
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Just decades ago, flophouses in New York housed nearly 25,000 men living on the margins of society. Today few remain. Filmmaker Michael Dominic takes his camera behind the doors of the Sunshine Hotel, one of the few remaining affordable refuges for the destitute and out of luck, a world that has seemingly stood still for more than eight decades. Here the hotel residents live in tiny four-by-six-foot cubicles crowned by a ceiling of chicken wire. Focusing on several of the Sunshine’s denizens – including a transgender woman saving all her money for additional surgeries and a hotel manager who doubles as its resident philosopher – Dominic presents a non-judgmental snapshot of a diverse group of characters as memorable as the characters at Harry Hope’s bar in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.”

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  • Nathan Smith

    as Narrator (voice)/Self
  • Tony Bell

    as Self
  • Bruce Davis

    as Self
  • Kasmir

    as Self
  • Vic Kosa

    as Self
  • L.A. Nelson

    as Self
  • Ray Stark

    as Self
  • Kerry

    as Self
Directing Michael Dominic Director
Writing Michael Dominic Writer
Writing Nathan Smith Writer
Production Michael Dominic Producer
Crew Michael Dominic Cinematography
Editing Michael Dominic Editor
Sound Martin Krusche Music
Sound Amanda Aronczyk Sound Editor
Sound Rob Rapley Sound Mixer
Editing Peter McCoubrey Colorist
Sound Alex Battles Music Supervisor
Crew Nathan Smith Additional Music
Production Laleh Khadivi Associate Producer