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The World Before Your Feet

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The World Before Your Feet

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. Executive produced by Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg, The World Before Your Feet is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)


Q&A filmmaker Jeremy Workman, film subject Matt Green & JBFC Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin
Thursday, Mar. 21 2019, 7:00
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Jeremy Workman is known for such documentaries as Magical Universe, Who Is Henry Jaglom?, and the “One Track Mind” segment of True New York. Jeremy's documentaries have played at such film festivals as SXSW, Tribeca, DocNYC, Hamptons, Slamdance, Melbourne, AFI, Woodstock, Big Sky Documentary, IFFBoston, among several others. He is the Creative Director of Wheelhouse Creative, a boutique movie marketing and trailer company that caters to indie film. Jeremy is also a two-time Emmy nominee for his editing, including for his work on the Academy Awards show of 2008. He is currently in production on Lily Topples The World, a feature documentary about the 19-year-old domino artist and YouTube star Lily Hevesh.

This film is part of the Talking Docs series.

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