The World Before Your Feet

Documentary | PG | 95 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Feb 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeremy Workman
Cast:Matt Green
Produced By:Jeremy Workman
Music By:Carly Comando
Tom Rosenthal


“Utterly charming!” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation

“The busy metropolis may be a flurry of activity that is impossible to grasp in its entirety, but, the movie gently argues, it reveals rich stories at every step - if only you take the time to stop and ask.” – Pat Padua, Spectrum Culture

“Uplifting. Enlightening. Life-affirming. ” – Los Angeles Times

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 endeavour 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 Feet is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

Awards:  1 Win, 4 Nominations
Nominated, Best Documentary, Denver International Film Festival, 2018
Nominee, Metropolis Grand Jury Prize, DOC NYC, 2018
Winner, Special Jury Prize-Documentary, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2018
Nominated, Best Documentary, Nashville Film Festival, 2018
Nominated, Grand Jury Award, Documentary Feature, SXSW Film Festival, 2018