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The World Before Your Feet

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100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

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 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.

"...after watching [this film] it's difficult to look at the city the same way."

Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

"Filmmaker Workman, who's behind [Green] every step of the way without ever getting in the way, allows the city and its colorful denizens to take center stage."

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

"This well-made and intriguing documentary isn't about New York so much as it is about an unusual idea seen to fruition."

Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

Movie Info

Directed by Jeremy Workman
95 minutes

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