Cinema: Three Orphans

PIXOTE Directed by Hector Babenco Screenplay by Hector Babenco and Jorge Duran OVER THE EDGE Directed by Jonathan Kaplan Screenplay by Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter THE DARK END OF THE STREET Directed and Written by Jan Egleson

Scan these faces—young, feral, frightening—and look for clues. They are faces to be found at a municipal swimming pool, or bobbing asleep in the back row of a classroom, or peering through a pawnshop window, or avoiding the camera's eye on the 10 o'clock news. They are faces too tough to be scared and too unsure to be anything else. They...

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