Cutting Edge

There cannot be a starker portrait of the abjection of homelessness than this film.

Its subject is Brian Davis, a once-successful journalist, whose diagnosis of manic depression effectively ended a brilliant career.

Davis was 39 when he was made editor of advertising trade bible Campaign. By last year, he was living hand-to-mouth, sleeping in doorways and relying on random acts of kindness from his few remaining contacts.

His visible and rapid decline, committed to film thanks to his openness about his condition, is shocking to watch.

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