New York is on everybody’s mind, especially this week. For that reason, it seemed appropriate to suggest a film that celebrates the city in a very unique way. Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Matt Green gave up his former engineering job, his apartment, and most of his possessions, to “walk” New York City, in all its 8,000 miles of roads and paths. Sustained through couch-surfing, cat-sitting and a $15-per-day budget, his endeavor took six years. Filmed by director Jeremy Workman and produced by actor Jesse Eisenberg, The World Before Your Feet documents Green’s five- borough journey through every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge in New York -from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square. A portrait of our endlessly fascinating city and its glorious people as seen through the eye of a miniaturist, and a tribute to the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.
The World Before Your Feetcan be viewed on several streaming platforms. A complete list is available on the film’s websitehttps://www.theworldbeforeyourfeet.com/
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