World Before Your Feet, The Directed
Jeremy Workman USA / 2018 / 94 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Jeremy Workman, Matt Green
Former engineer Matt Green has a passion and a purpose: to walk every block of the over 8,000 miles of every New York City borough. Forsaking material attachments and relying on friends and strangers to provide shelter, Green is part human greeting card, part urban anthropologist, botanist, and historian. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, impervious to the elements and always amiable, he takes us along on a tour of the city to places that will surprise even born and bred New Yorkers. Director Jeremy Workman (WFF 2013, Audience Award, "Magical Universe") immerses the viewer in a sensory universe visible only to those who choose to slow down and observe. What began as a two-year project has morphed into five-plus years. Far more than an ode to a great metropolis, this is an engaging, entertaining and inspiring portrait of a man pursuing his own private dream. —Barbara Pokras, ACE
BIO: Jeremy Workman's previous documentary was the award-winning Magical Universe (IFC Films) about outsider artist Al Carbee. Magical Universe was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Woodstock Film Festival in 2013. Upon its theatrical release in 2014, Magical Universe was a LA Times and Village Voice Critic's Pick, and was selected by The New York Times as recommended watching when it debuted on Netflix. It can now be found on all streaming services.
Jeremy is also the director of the documentaries Who Is Henry Jaglom? and True New York. Currently, he is in production on Lily Topples The World, about the 19-year-old domino artist and YouTube star Lily Hevesh.
Cast/Featuring: Matt Green
Executive Producer(s): Jesse Eisenberg
Producer(s): Jeremy Workman
Director(s): Jeremy Workman
Cinematographer(s): Jeremy Workman
Editor(s): Jeremy Workman
Composer(s)/Music: Carly Comando, Tom Rosenthal, Max Avery Lichtenstein, Rhonda Mackert, Haydn Miles
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