THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET
With Matt Green and Director Jeremy Workman
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
The film screening starts at 7:00 P.M. – Q&A and Reception to follow
The World Before Your Feet tells the story of one man, Matt Green, and his unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues. The screening of this acclaimed documentary will be followed by a Q&A with Matt Green and Director, Jeremy Workman.
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 Green amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York’s history and people along the way.
Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Mr. Green 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. The World Before Your Feeti s a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.
“Critic’s Pick! After watching The World Before Your Feet, it’s difficult to look at the City the same way” – The New York Times.
“Uplifting. Enlightening. Life-affirming… Filmmaker Workman allows the city and its colorful denizens to take center stage” – Los Angeles Times
20 WEST 44th Street (BETWEEN 5TH AND 6th AVENUES), New York City.
Admission: $10 General Admission; $5 General Society member, Senior Citizens & Students.