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The World Before Your Feet

March 8 - March 24


There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It’s a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York’s history and people along the way.

Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Matt gave up his former engineering job, his apartment, and most of his possessions, sustaining his endeavor through couch-surfing, cat-sitting and a $15-per-day budget. He’s not sure exactly why he’s doing it, only knowing that there’s no other way he’d rather spend his days.

“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful,” observed Dorothy Parker some 90 years ago. The World Before Your Feet is a tribute to the boundless spirit of hope that can be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk. 

Director: Jeremy Workman

Executive producer: Jesse Eisenberg

Run time: (95 min)

Showcases sides of the city you rarely see in movies and that make it such a strange and fascinating place. – The New York Times



March 8
March 24