The World Before Your Feet

Feature | NR | 96
  • I Heart NY I Heart NY


Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 9 Fri, May 11, 2018 7:30 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 10 Thu, May 17, 2018 5:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary Competition
Run Time:96
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Original Language:English
Past Festival:SXSW Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeremy Workman
Cast:Matt Green
Producer:Jeremy Workman | Jesse Eisenberg
Cinematographer:Jeremy Workman
Editor:Jeremy Workman
Music:Carly Comando | Tom Rosenthal Helen Jane Long | Rhonda Mackert | Haydn Miles


For over six years, Matt Green, 37, has been pursuing an unusual personal quest. He's walking every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles that takes him through hundreds of neighborhoods. In order to pursue this project, Matt quit his job as an engineer, gave up his apartment, and discarded most of his possessions. He now lives on about $15 per day and couch-surfs at a multitude of apartments across the city. When he’s not out walking, Matt spends his time researching the myriad curiosities that catch his eye during his journey – be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover. While he has devoted years of his life to this endeavor, Matt is not sure why he's doing it. He isn’t writing a book or hoping to become a tour guide. He isn’t walking for charity or for publicity. He just feels compelled to walk, and to seek out moments of understanding about his world and the people who live in it. From director Jeremy Workman (Magical Universe) and executive producer Jesse Eisenberg comes a film culled from more than 500 hours of footage shot over three years across every borough and in nearly every corner of this vast and vibrant city. It's a story of one man’s peculiar personal mission, and the journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues. Initially a look at a single city and the people who live there, THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET unexpectedly transforms into a reflection on our larger world and its endless possibilities. And driving all of this is a simple story about a guy who is just walking around and seeing what he can see.

Filmmakers in attendance.

Included Shorts

I Heart NY (3min) Short | NR | 14 More